As reported, Apple has revoked the Google Certified Developer for Business, making internal iOS Mountain View apps unsuitable.
The news reported The Verge, citing a "person in a known situation" and following reports that Google used the iSpy application "Screenwise Meter" as part of a market research program to track the use of the iPhone.
Although Google has disabled iOS Appearance Meter to display the screen, 30. January 2019. The VergeThe source told the publication that they stopped working early versions of Google Maps, Hangouts, Gmail, and "other beta applications before launching."
These have also impacted on internal applications such as the Gbus transport application and the company's application in the cafe.
Google spokeswoman told MobileSyrup via email that Google "works with Apple to fix temporary interruptions in some of our corporate iOS apps, which we expect will soon be resolved."
Apple's decision to abandon Google's enterprise development software certification follows a TechCrunch a report stating that Google used a similar application for data collection as Facebook's "Research" application.
Cupertino canceled Menlo Park's certification after the release TechCrunch a report stating that Facebook pays $ 13 a month for $ 13 a month for $ 13 a month to sideline the Research app on iOS devices to collect phone and web activities.
A spokeswoman for Facebook told MobileSyrup In e-mail dated January 31, 2019, "key facts about this market research program" were ignored.
"Despite early reports, nothing was" secret "about it, he literally called Facebook Research App," he told Facebook MobileSyrup.
"There was no" spying "because all the people who signed up for participation went through a clear embarkation process seeking their permission and were paid for participation."
Facebook also said that less than five percent of users who participated in the market research program were teenagers.
"Everyone has signed parental consent forms," Facebook added.
Apple's "Enterprise Program" provides developers of internal app tools that can be installed outside the iOS App Store boundaries.
According to a statement issued earlier The Verge, Apple explained that "all developers who use their company distribution certificates to deploy consumer applications will cancel their certificates."
It's interesting to notice that Apple's decision to revoke Google's certification suggests that Cupertino did not target Unjustly at Menlo Park and is simply expecting two of the world's largest technology companies to play the same rules as every other iOS developer.
Although Google has disabled the iGoogle ScreenShot Meter application, the Android version is still available in the Google Play Store, which means that the market research program is still active.
Source: The Verge
Update 31/01/2019 18:04 ET: By tweet from New York Times journalist Mike Isaac, Apple has returned the Facebook certificate for development companies.
latest on FB v Apple:
“We have had our Enterprise Certification, which enables our internal employee applications, restored. We are in the process of getting our internal apps up and running. To be clear, this didn’t have an impact on our consumer-facing services.” –FB spox
— rat king (@MikeIsaac) January 31, 2019