There are things that we just can't understand.
When launching a new system (be it mobile or desktop), Apple always asks developers to quickly send prepared and adapted applications to it. This is a great way to publicize the new features available on them, as users can test everything in practice with these prepared applications.
When Ma launched iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, one of the first to prepare for them was PCalc. Among many features, the new version of the calculator has a widget that can be placed in the Notification Center to make things easier for users. The problem that, some time later, Ma decided to get in trouble with precisely this function of the application and asked the developer to remove it.
Apple has told me that Notification Center widgets on iOS cannot perform any calculations, and the current PCalc widget must be removed.
– James Thomson (@jamesthomson) October 29, 2014
Apple told me that the iOS Notification Center widgets cannot perform any calculations and that the current PCalc widget must be removed.
The annoying thing that the App Store guidelines say nothing about this inability to perform calculations in the Notification Center. In addition, PCalc continues to be promoted in Ma's app store (within the “Widgets for the Notification Center” section).
Nothing has been said about the version of the app for OS X. And, interestingly, Apple itself makes a calculator available in the Notification Center of its desktop operating system.
Update, by Rafael Fischmann · 10/30/2014 s 15:31
And Apple gave a quick but polemical response: she went back on her decision and, according to the report, TechCrunch, not only does it require changes to PCalc, but it also allows other apps with calculator widgets to enter your store.
Just had a phone call from Apple – decision has been reversed, no changes required to PCalcs widget. Thanks to everybody for their support!
– James Thomson (@jamesthomson) October 30, 2014
The developer alone might not have achieved much with Apple, but as the thing took on an immense proportion in the media / blogosphere, the company decided to reevaluate its decision that did not make much sense, in fact, as we noted in the original article.