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no more external updates and editing of descriptions without a new version of the application

Nueve años del SDK para iOS: 60.000 millones de dólares, 1’4 millones de empleos generados y un enfoque en el iPhone

The developers have received communications advising them first that they will no longer be able to edit their application descriptions without uploading a new version of the above, so it will have to go through a revision and be approved again.

no more external updates and editing of descriptions without a new version of the application
no more external updates and editing of descriptions without a new version of the application

There are two ways of looking at this change: on the one hand the developers will not be able to use that description to fool Apple and the users, but on the other hand no matter how minor the change is (let’s think about spelling errors) the programmers are going to have to wait approximately 24-48 hours to receive the approval again by uploading a new version of it. The approval process used to take much longer, so that’s something.

To upload or change screenshots of the application you also have to go through the approval process again from the beginning, so although it can be a bit heavy for the developers it is something they are partly used to.

On the other hand we also have that Apple has begun to be stricter with a rule with which until now had quite wide sleeve: that of do not allow updates I external changes of the applications . Platforms like rollout.io do this, allowing the developer to apply changes on the fly without having to update the whole application and go through the approval process. But these have always been Apple’s rules:

The reason why this rule has always been there is that Apple wants to avoid attacks of the Man in the Middle type, in which an attacker can modify data while it is being sent using servers outside the company. Something that for example has been in the headlines for three days due to the tools that the CIA had to get into people’s home devices.

So developers will have to look for other ways to download data into their applications and games, and will have to be more patient and careful when writing descriptions. Other rather severe measures we have been seeing for some time are the removal of obsolete applications and zombies, and the withdrawal of access to Iranian developers.

After all, the ultimate goal is to ensure that the end user is not vulnerable . Something that should be among the first important points of all technology companies.

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