There is a highly controversial app on the market today, which Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has continuously refused to accept as worth of being in its app store. The app monitors U.S. drone attacks in countries like Afghanistan and Iraq, and sends a pop up notice anytime someone is killed by a drone. According to wired.com, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) calls the content of the app “objectionable and crude”. The company has repeatedly blocked attempts to have it added to the catalog of apps currently offered.
Josh Begley, a New York developer, designed the app, and he’s not very happy with Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) for blocking his creation. He says they have blocked him 3 times in one month regarding the program, and that their reason for not wanting it installed continuously changes.
Begley says he doesn’t understand why Apple has refused to allow his app on their platform. He explains that the app does not offer images of bodies or bombed out buildings, but simply offers a pop up mark on a map which shows where the attack took place. The information for the app comes from a publicly accessible database, which is operated by the U.K.’s Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and is not classified information.
Begley admits that hes wondering if it is worth his time to rework the app a fourth time and resubmit it to Apple, as they seem to change the reason for not taking it each time. He says, “If the content is found to be objectionable, and it’s literally just an aggregation fo news, i dont know how to change that.”
His app is hardly set to become the most ppopular app on the market, as it is purposely very simple. When a drone attack takes place, a push pin is marked on a map of the site, and the user is notified. You may access news reports of the strikes through the app, but thats about the extent of functionality.
Begley admits that he’s considering taking his app to the Android market, simply because Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) won’t seem to give him a straight answer. According to Wired, Apple has yet to comment on the app.