Apple has clarified the situation with the WordPress iOS app, apologizing for the mistake of blocking developer updates to the app until they added in-app purchases, despite the app not including any functionality involving payments.
On Friday, it was reported the lack of app updates for the WordPress app were due to it being “locked” on the App Store. After three weeks of absence, developers of the app had agreed to implement some form of in-app purchase to the app to enable updates to go through again, among other possible solutions.
In a statement provided to AppleInsider on Saturday, Apple claims the issue with the app has been “resolved” overnight.Source: AppleInsider
Nothing to see here. Go ahead.
WordPress, the iOS app, lets you build and manage a website right from your iPhone or iPad, for free.
Separately, WordPress.com also happens to sell domain names and fancier website packages.
Now, WordPress founding developer Matt Mullenweg is accusing Apple of cutting off the ability to update that app — until or unless he adds in-app purchases so the most valuable company in the world can extract its 30 percent cut of the money.
The app simply lets you make a website for free. There isn’t even an option to buy a unique dot-com or even dot-blog domain name from the iPhone and iPad app — it simply assigns you a free WordPress domain name and 3GB of space.Source: The Verge
Thanks, but no eroded fruits for me ever.