Dropbox Knocks at Apple’s Door
Dropbox is at Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) door after app developers using its software development tool kit reported rejections from the iOS App Store. The rejections presumably came because the apps included links to an external purchase option, which Apple rules prohibit unless there is also an option for in-app purchases.
After several developers took their concerns to Dropbox forums, the cloud storage provider said it was working with the tech company to resolve the issue. It also released a temporary workaround by removing the external purchase link, but promised a “better solution” by next week.
“Apple is rejecting apps that use the Dropbox SDK because we allow users to create accounts,” a Dropbox statement read. “We’re working with Apple to come up with a solution that still provides an elegant user experience.”
Dropbox has more than 50 million users across 250 million different devices.