AppShopper: We 'hope' new app will be approved by Apple
The discovery platform was kicked off the App Store for breaking clause 2.25 in the App Review Guidelines, which prohibits releases that "display apps other than your own for purchase or promotion in a manner similar to or confusing with the App Store."
Clause 2.25 first reared its head back in October, though Apple failed to clarify how the clause would be enforced and what apps would feel its impact.
Speculation suggested everything from ad platforms to informal cross-promotion networks could technically fall foul of the rule-set.
In reality, very few apps appeared to be hit until the unannounced removal of AppShopper two months later. The question developers are now asking, however, is whether other third-party promotion tools will also be shut down, narrowing their discovery options.
"As some of you may have noticed, our official AppShopper App has been removed from the App Store," detailed AppShopper in a blog post.
"Current users of the AppShopper App will be able to continue to use the app, and we are working on a new version that we hope will be approved by Apple."