Google has just disabled a private iOS app that followed the use of the iPhone user after it was discovered today that the application violates Apple's distribution policy in the same way that Facebook's application tracking application did.
Called the Screenwise Meter, the apps iOS and Android gave to users who joined the Google Reward Award Award in exchange for tracking Internet usage data. The IOS version of the app relies on Apple's business program, which allows the distribution of applications with special privileges that will only be used by company employees. The app is now disabled on iOS, though it's still available at Google Play Store.
Google spokeswoman told The Verge, "The iSeries iSeries Appliance iOS should not work under the Apple Developer Program – it was a mistake and we apologize, we've disabled this app on iOS devices, this app is completely voluntary and has always been. where we use their data in this app, we do not have access to encrypted data in apps and devices, and users can opt out of the program at any time. "
As a punishment for breaking Apple's business policy with its Research app, Facebook has disabled all its internal apps today, and now the question is whether Google will face the same fate. We came to Apple for a comment.