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Apple Is Going to Remove Abandoned Apps From the App Store

Romain Dillet, reporting for TechCrunch:

In addition to search ads and extensions in many different apps in iOS 10, Apple plans to remove all these useless apps that clutter the App Store search pages.

And Apple is not going to stop at abandoned apps. The company will also fight spammy app names. For instance, if you search for “Instagram” on the App Store, one of the first results is an app that is called “[app name] Photo Collage, Picture Editor, Pic Grid, F…” and then it gets cut off.

Better late than never, but this is how I expected Apple to manage the App Store all along.

Thursday, 1 September 2016