Apple App Store Guidelines Revised For Template-Based Apps
technology

Apple Updated App Store Guidelines On Template-Based Apps

Template-Based Apps guidelines updated by Apple Inc.

Apple Updated App Store Guidelines On Template-Based Apps

Shortly after updating the Apple guidelines on template-based applications, Apple once again has revised its policies for developing these apps. Earlier the move was taken to scale down the number of low-quality applications. Unknowingly, the decision impacted a wide market of other apps. Small-scale businesses that were either developing apps from scratch or adding improvement to their business and restaurant based applications also got impacted with the decision that forced the technology giant to revised its policies on template-based apps development.

The Apple App Store guidelines have also been updated to offer clarity on types of application that will become a part of Apple store.

Prior to this revision, the 4.2.6 Apple App Store guideline stated:

4.2.6 Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected.

And, the revised policy goes as:

4.2.6 Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected unless they are submitted directly by the provider of the app’s content. These services should not submit apps on behalf of their clients and should offer tools that let their clients create customized, innovative apps that provide unique customer experiences.

Another acceptable option for template providers is to create a single binary to host all client content in an aggregated or “picker” model, for example as a restaurant finder app with separate customized entries or pages for each client restaurant, or as an event app with separate entries for each client event.

With this revised Apple guidelines, the giant has cleared that Apps in the App Store should only be published by the businesses behind the applications. This makes it compulsory for businesses to actively take part in the app publishing process.

For Apple, it is pretty fine if a middle-man aids businesses in template building services unless the app development violates the app publishing process. For Apple, it is absolutely not a concern how the apps are being developed, all it cares about is “the end result”. It is only the high-quality experience that company cares about.

Apple states that apps in the Apple store should not look identical or the clones of other applications. Additionally, the apps should also not feel like web or serve purposefully as businesses’ web pages.

Tanya <span>Editor In Chief</span>
Written By
Tanya Editor In Chief

She is a content marketer and has more than five years of experience in IoT, blockchain, Web, and mobile development. In all these years, she closely followed the app development, and now she writes about the existing and the upcoming mobile app technologies. Her essence is more like a ballet dancer.

technology

ARKit-Powered Apps Witness 3M+ Downloads, CEO Tim Cook Credits The Success to Developers

4 min read  

Upon examination of the most popular trends, the reports deduced that Apple’s augmented reality framework’s ARKit has now been installed more than 3 million times worldwide through a host of ARKit-powered apps and games. In an interview with the Independent, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained

technology

IBM Rolled Out Bluemix to Strengthen Mobile App Security

4 min read  

Tech giant IBM recently introduced a platform for the app developers to add authentication to the mobile application. The mobile app development is a multi-stage process which also involves the security aspects of the application. And therefore, IBM came up with a platform n

technology

Google Refines AI To Detect And Report Child Sexual Abuse Material Online

3 min read  

Lately, the child abuse content online has become one of the menaces that we all need to fight with. In a similar attempt, Google has deployed its AI (Artificial Technology) technology to battle the curse of child sexual abuse material that is freely available online. The new AI from the tech giant

technology

Apple Is Looking Into The "Incoming Call Issue" of iPhone X

4 min read  

It seems Apple’s most awaited and expensive flagship phone started showing the problem as the user's complaint to its maker. Several iPhone X users have reported that they are facing issues with the phone’s calling feature. The phone’s calling glitch is preventing the users fro