It was first approved, and then withdrawn, and we all know that this kind of attitude can be implied in Apple. That they consider the application to be “duplicating” functionality that already exists in iOS (or is about to appear). Clueful was a useful application, as it helped you know what each application was doing internally .
That is, it helped us to know if he connected to the Internet, if he accessed our address book, if he connected to Twitter or Facebook, or if he remotely stored any information about us or our device . Yes, many applications do some of these things (or several at once) but it never hurts to know exactly what we have installed on our iPhone or iPad. Clueful returns to our devices, but not as a native application but as a WebApp .
Don’t expect him to scan the applications we have installed in our terminal. What it really allows us to do is to search for applications that we are curious about and it shows us what they do , if they connect themselves to a social network, if they access data from our terminal or if they upload sensitive information about us to a server.
From Bitdefender (the company responsible for this application), they claim to have a database of more than 100,000 applications, so it’s rare that you don’t find the application you’re looking for. Their head, Catalin Cosoi, assures that they are trying to return to the App Store, but I’m afraid that with the new security features that iOS 6 brings, things will be very difficult.