Apple has been accused of accidentally removing apps from the App Store in a crackdown on gambling content.
Several developers have complained via social media that their applications, that had nothing to do with the games of chance, have been taken down.
The affected apps included a Polish magazine, gif-sharing service and a platform for sending clips of Xbox games to friends.
The BBC has contacted Apple for comment.
A message sent to affected developers said that Apple was removing the game-applications made by individuals in an effort to “reduce fraudulent activity… and to comply with the requests of the government to address illegal online gambling activity”.
Recently, Norway has managed to make Apple to ban all games of chance the apps from the App Store in the country, although the recent deletions seem to have been made in the world.
Some of the apps that were removed are now back online.
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“Apple says that these applications contain games of chance, but they do not reveal how they have detected this,” said Simon Stovring, Copenhagen-based developer behind a gif-sharing application called Gifferent.
“It seems like an unfortunate, but honest mistake,” he told the BBC.
Mr. Stovring said about 10 fellow developers had contacted him to say that they had been affected by the ban.
Wojtek Pietrusiewicz, co-owner of the poland under iMagazine, said he had also been “caught in the crossfire”.”Angry comment”
He said that he thought that the withdrawal can take place, because the application contains access to the internet, which allows users to potentially click through the gambling content.
The app, which has thousands of users, for a total of 15 hours.
While it has not caused serious issues, Mr. Pietrusiewicz said that it would not result in “an angry comment from a reader, and a lot of stress to our team.”
Another developer, Niall Watchorn, having regard to its application to the sharing of Xbox game footage has been restored after several hours.
“It was very frustrating, because my app has just started to gain ground,” he told the BBC.