The App Store Doesn’t Make Apps Safe

From Michael Tsai’s blog, a great collection of why the Apple App Store doesn’t make users safer. It’s a tollgate, an expensive one, which provides not much in the way of security.

Heck, even a manager from Uber is quoted in there!

I built out and headed up App Store optimization for all of Uber’s mobile products from 2016-2017.

The “review process” allowed hundreds of fake Uber apps to be approved. The problem got so bad we had to use a 3rd party software to issue takedown requests in mass.

If they can’t screen at that surface level then I’m not sure what they’re doing with each indie dev.

Makes you wonder what that 30% cut of revenue actually goes to pay for.

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