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Apple pulls Box Office from App Store

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Much to the surprise to the developer, the movie showtime and review finding iPhone application called Box Office, previously available for free in the iTunes App Store, has been pulled but so far no one knows why.

According to the developer:

Apple pulled the app yesterday without giving my any notification that they were doing it, or what their justification was for removing it.

I’ve tried to contact them about the issue, but it’s been a complete dead end. If anyone has a useful contact number for apple, please let me know.

I’m in regular contact with all my data providers, and none of them have had an issue with my app. Indeed, the response was the exact opposite. They like my app and have even asked if i would do custom application work for them in the future. Furthermore, all the data i use is licensed by the owners as ‘free for non commercial use’. i.e. precisely what BoxOffice is.

So i’m stuck here not knowing what has happened, or what i can do about it.

As Gizmodo points out there might be a security flaw or some other reasonable explination for the action, but would it really kill them to tell the developer? Seriously, Apple, what’s up with you lately?

[Via Gizmodo]

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