Apple has begun issuing refunds to users who recently purchased the Workflow app for iOS following its acquisition of the company that created it.
Workflow was recently priced at $2.99 in the App Store, but Apple made it free to download as soon as it claimed ownership of DeskConnect, Inc.
If you haven’t already gotten your hands on Workflow, it’s a neat automation tool that lets you create buttons that carry out all kinds of useful actions in just one tap. Since making its debut in December 2014, the app has become incredibly popular.
Workflow landed itself on Apple’s radar shortly after its launch after picking up an Apple Design Award. “When I first saw the app, I was just like man, this accessibility is cray-cray,” said Apple Accessibility engineer Dean Hudson. “This is off the charts!”
Since Workflow became an Apple app, some of its functionality has been removed. In typical Apple fashion, the company has made it more difficult to integrate with third-party apps and services — including Google Chrome and Maps, Pocket, LINE, and Telegram.
As a result of this, the company is issuing refunds to customers who recently paid $2.99 plus tax, expecting that compatibility to be included.
“Thank you for purchasing Workflow by DeskConnect, Inc. Workflow is now available for free in the App Store. Since you recently purchased this app, we have issued you a full refund in the amount of $3.23,” reads the email Apple is sending out.
“These funds will be applied to your original payment method and may take up to five business days from the issue date to post to your account.”
It’s not yet clear what Apple’s plans for Workflow are, but given that it hasn’t already removed the title from the App Store, it looks like it will be sticking around as-is for now. We could see some of its features integrated into iOS later on.