Ionic View has been temporarily removed from the iOS App Store as of last night. We’re working to make sure it’s added back as soon as possible.
- What does this mean for the apps that I’ve shared through View?
- Anyone who already has the View App installed will not be affected. So, people you’ve shared your apps with already, as long as they have already downloaded View, will continue to view and receive updates to your app as you share new versions. If you’re trying to share with new people, they will not be able to access View for iOS until it’s restored in the App Store.
- Why did Ionic View get removed from the iOS App Store?
- Ionic View had a mechanism for Public sharing using QR codes and code input to provide testers with access to publicly shared apps. That sharing method was deemed against a statement in Apples ToS that doesn’t allow apps to use code input to access content (as opposed to authorization based access).
- How are we making sure View is back on the App Store soon?
- In the very short term, we have already submitted a new version of Ionic View for iOS that removes the public sharing functionality from the app. Public sharing will still work on Android, but will no longer be available on iOS. This new version is awaiting Apple review.
- How will you bring back Public Sharing on iOS in the future?
- We are currently having discussions with our team to determine the best way to add Public sharing back to View for iOS. We are most likely going to be moving forward with a variant of our Private sharing mechanism that would allow anyone to request access to an app via a special link you can share.
We apologize for this interruption to your use of Pro. We're working feverishly to get the situation resolved, and will update as the process moves forward. We expect and hope that this will be resolved within a day or two.