Apple wants to end in-apps scams
Apple wants to end in-apps scams

Apple has released a new version of the App Store Review Guidelines, which outline the rules that apps must follow in order to be published in its App Store.

Major changes include many departments who believe Apple has taken a tougher stance on fraud, fraud, and developer misconduct in the App Store. Add a new process that allows other developers to hold malicious actors accountable.

One of the major updates in this area includes changes to the Apple Developer Code of Conduct.

This section has been extensively expanded to include guidelines to indicate that repeated, misleading, or other fraudulent behavior will result in developers being disqualified from the Apple Developer Program.

Apple has done so due to repeated violations. But now she wants to make sure it's clear in the instructions.

Apple has stated that if a developer engages in activities or behavior that does not comply with the Developer Code of Conduct, their Apple developer account will be terminated.

It also includes actions necessary to restore the account, including providing Apple with a written statement detailing the improvements that have been made and Apple must accept the statement.

If Apple can confirm that the changes were made, the developer account can be restored.

As part of this update, Apple has added a new section on Developer Identity. This is to ensure the accuracy of the developer contact information provided to Apple and customers. The developers will not pretend to be other legitimate developers through the App Store.

This was particularly notable in the App Store scam, which involved a crypto wallet app that tricked users into stealing $600,000 of their bitcoin savings.

The victim was tricked because the app uses the name and code of another company that manufactures hardware encryption devices and the scam app received five stars.

Apple hopes to end these scams:

Apple clarified the language of the App Store scam to specifically require any form of manipulation of the App Store's planning, research, ratings, and recommendations.

This means fighting the growing industry of fake reviews and App Store reviews. This can lead to fraudulent uses in graphics and searches.

The referral campaign aims to solve the problem of consumers showing the wrong price outside the App Store in order to increase the number of installs.

The other part deals with issues that arise after the application is deployed. Examples include negative customer reports, concerns, and excessive reimbursement rates.

She said that if Apple sees such behavior, it will check the app for violations.

Apple said developers can now directly report potential violations they find in third-party apps. And a new model to standardize these types of complaints.

Developers can report code violations and any other security and trust issues they find.

Another change allows developers to contest the disapproval if they believe there has been some form of unfair treatment.

The company has 500 references to the app in 81 languages ​​and new scenes can be seen every day. This should be reflected in the updated guidelines and guidelines.

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