Even Google gets banned from running its internal iOS Apps by Apple

After Apple closed down Facebook’s ability to distribute its internal iOS apps, it soon issued another similar warning to Google. Previously, Apple banned Facebook from releasing its apps and now Google also won’t be able to distribute its internal applications.
A person having knowledge about the matter stated that the early versions of Google’s internal applications, such as Google Maps, Gmail, Hangout along with other pre-release beta apps stopped to work besides employee-only apps such as Gbus app which is used for transportation and Google’s internal café app.
However, at the end of the day, it was reported that apps’ performance has been restored. According to sources, Apple appears to have worked closely with Google in order to fix the problem. In fact, a spokesperson from Apple earlier informed that they are working the matters out with Google so that they can bring back or reintroduce their enterprise certificates very fast. However, with Google’s Enterprise Certificate being reinstated, Google’s internal apps won’t be having any problem to function.
It can be said that Apple’s move to ban Google’s developer certificate came to light just a few days after Google incapacitated its Screenwise Meter app following press report. Google’s private app was developed in order to oversee how people are using their iPhones. Thereby, Google’s app can be regarded somewhat similar to Facebook’s research app.
Google’s app also counts on Apple’s enterprise program, which facilitates the dispensation of internal apps within a company.
Earlier in a statement over Facebook’s certificate removal, Apple cautioned that any developer who would be using their enterprise certificates to issue apps to consumers will have their certificates canceled. Apple is planning to adhere to their rules and apply them to Facebook, Google, and many other companies who might be violating Apple’s rules in the future.
Meanwhile, there’s increasing proof that a number of organizations are making use of Apple’s enterprise program to allocate apps to consumers. iOS developer Alex Fajkowski has found out that Amazon, DoorDash, and Sonos all issue beta versions of their apps to customers, i.e. basically non-employees. Apple might be forced to take some step against these apps or to even overhaul its entire enterprise program in the near future.

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