Yesterday we informed you that, after the story that the Facebook paid people to use an app so that data could be collected – using Apple’s distribution platform as a bridge – to win the media, Apple decided to revoke the Facebook certificate, which caused a huge headache for the company since , with the attitude, several test versions of Facebook apps and even apps that are only used internally by employees have stopped working.
Soon after, it was also discovered that the Google maintained a practice similar to that of Facebook: the Mountain View company used the Developer Enterprise Program to recommend users who installed a certain app in order to follow everything that the person did on their device. Google then quickly apologized for the episode stating that it was an error and that the app in question should not have been distributed using this method (that is, using the Apple certificate).
To date, Apple has not commented on the case involving Google. THE The Vergehowever, he now informed that Apple decided to apply the very same penalty given to Facebook.
In this way, the Google certificate is revoked, which prevents the search giant from distributing test versions or corporate applications internally – according to vehicle sources, test versions of Google Maps, Hangouts, Gmail and other apps have in fact stopped working today, along with internal applications such as the Gbus (company transport app).
Google gave the following statement to Bloomberg:
We are working with Apple to fix a temporary outage on some of our corporate iOS apps, which we hope will be resolved soon.
Apple confirmed to the Axios who is working with Google to “help restore corporate certificates quickly.”
Regardless of whether you are right or not (there are those who defend both sides), Apple’s attitude was consistent. Obviously, this story is still far from over – we will follow everything closely and update this article with any news on the subject.