App Retailer has been beneath scrutiny for the previous few months. Builders like Kosta Eleftheriou have already highlighted how scams have plagued the App Retailer, regardless of Apple claiming it’s the very best and safe place for apps. Nevertheless, it doesn’t appear to be going simple for the FlickType keyboard developer. Apple’s latest Watch Sequence 7 announcement caught the eye of Eleftheriou whereby the corporate introduced a brand new QWERTY keyboard referred to as QuickPath is coming to watchOS.
Though having a keyboard to kind is good, evidently the thought behind it isn’t revolutionary and definitely isn’t authentic. Kosta Eleftheriou claims the Apple model of the keyboard for watchOS is similar as his app FlickType Keyboard. Right here’s a side-by-side comparability of how Eleftheriou’s keyboard app regarded and the way the Apple Watch Sequence 7 QuickPath keyboard seems to be.
Furthermore, in a surprising transfer earlier this 12 months, Apple blocked his developer account and eliminated his app from the Retailer.
Whereas Eleftheriou has already filed a case in opposition to the Cupertino big in court docket — he’s additionally claimed that Apple tried to push him to promote his app to the corporate — the developer took to Twitter following the announcement of the Apple Watch Sequence 7, whereby he shared the e-mail that Apple despatched after taking down his app. The e-mail states that his app violated the Apple iOS Human Interface Pointers part of the App Retailer Evaluate Pointers, regardless of each his app and the watchOS eight keyboard sharing nearly the identical UI. It additionally states that “the app is a keyboard for Apple Watch. Because of this, your app might be faraway from sale on the App Retailer at the moment.”
So now we all know. See you in court docket, @Apple. https://t.co/hJtPI2Z83J pic.twitter.com/1s7MUSLTpc
— Kosta Eleftheriou (@keleftheriou) September 14, 2021
Eleftheriou has accused Apple of false promoting, unfair competitors in violation of California’s enterprise and professions code, breach of fine religion and honest coping with regard to the Apple Developer Program License Settlement, fraud, and negligence and negligence misrepresentation.