Apple’s AppStore is child-friendly, gamblers have a harder




Apple has updated its review guidelines for apps in the areas of child protection and gambling. To changes in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act to investigate, Apps may indeed ask for ages (and possibly block content), but also must offer functionality if the user is younger than 13 years. Moreover apps may only collect information (name, email, photos, locations) if they do not violate COPPA, ie the parents have given their consent.

Apple will allow that children under the age of 13 can have their own iTunes account, which is established in the course of the training program. An area for kids apps requires certain conditions for apps for kids. You may for example include advertising, which is influenced by the user behavior and also leaving the app (via links, etc.) is possible only with parental permission. The apps have to be divided into different age categories (under 5, 6-8, 9-11).

Those who like to indulge in gambling, may be happy. Apps that allow playing for real money must be free. In addition, no apps are allowed to make it possible to come across an in-app purchase of credits to play. Apps that offer games of chance, this may only be if they have an appropriate license for the country of publication.

Furthermore, no apps will be approved that could ensure that the user suffers a physical damage. There was also an adaptation of the famous AppGratis section. Apps that track the AppStore will not be rejected if they have been approved for a specific use.

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