Apple causing trouble with its Mac App Store, sends devs for a ride

Everyone’s had this happen to them: you’ve bought everything you need for Thanksgiving dinner and head back home only to find out that you forgot to buy the turkey. To pivot to an analogue: is it just poor quality assurance that’s been hampering some of these iOS software releases recently? If so, there’s a pretty sloppy track record developing for Apple right now.

That track record frustrated TweetBot developer/co-founder Paul Haddad today as Mac App Store apps could not be downloaded for a time. Turns out that a pesky anti-piracy security certificate on the App Store, created in 2010, had expired. Apple likely had a new one set up beforehand and just forgot to publish it, as evidenced by the following tweet.

This one’s lasting a couple years. You know what doesn’t? Apps’ reputations.

In other news, Apple is now encouraging users to leave a review in the hopes of getting a response to an issue from the developer.

According to a subsequent tweet from a different user, there is no forum sanctioned by Apple to contact the reviewer.

It may be that we’ll have to witness an app tank in the ratings when a major bug comes to bear.

Via: Engadget

Jules Wang contributed reporting to this article

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