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5000 Apps Banned – The New Rules for Specific Health Apps

Apple have kicked another specific App out of the Appstore.

The top selling app Health & Fitness 101 got as high as number 1 in Australia and I think it was in the top 10 on Monday in the USA.

Today it is nowhere to be seen and a message on their website tells the story. Those guys would be pissed.

WooHealth App was banned 18 months ago – and reinstated about 1 week later after we removed a diet transformation of a woman, WooHealth has no inappropriate images – YES WOOHEALTH IS IN THE STORE – Get WooHealth here Incidentally we get a solid 5 star rating for our latest version 95% rate it 5 star – that has got to say something! Of course WooHealth is also available on Android.

Recently I had noticed that the Apps getting approved by Apple were more and more risqué – and I was seriously starting to question why we had to make all the alterations to WooHealth 18 months back. I mean really, Apple had their rules and recently they got slack on enforcing them. The makers of Health & Fitness 101 should have been told when they submitted the App that it wasn’t appropriate.

They would have been doing about 10,000 sales a day minimum when they were pulled – and believe me after being there – that has got to hurt!

Let’s do a query on iTunes for the words “fitness and health” – I get 360 results.

Let’s do another search, this time for the word “weight loss” – I get 18 pages of 180 Apps – that’s 3240 apps, amongst those Diet Tips, Nutrition Secrets, 300+ Healthy Cooking Recipes – most of these have controversial headlines about how you have to be old enough to download the …

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