Engadget Logo Enter Japan version of the popular keyboard app FLICKTYPE "Apple's harassment" statement

FLICKTYPE, a popular keyboard application for Apple Watch, has announced that it will cancel the application for Apple's "abuse".

This "FlickType" app can display a QWERTY keyboard on Apple Watch and enter characters.It seems difficult to enter one character at a time on a small Apple Watch screen, but this app taps "Approximately this area" to predict the word.For example, if you slide your finger from "A" to "P", you will guess "Hello" if it is the upper left from "H".

By the way, the FLICKTYPE official account said, "I will announce the abolition of the iPhone keyboard that is a heavy feeling today and has won awards for users who are noticeable."As we continued, we tried to provide an app to improve people's lives, but we no longer endure their harassment. "


According to the tweets that followed, Apple was rejected by applying for improvements related to iOS 15 and improving Voiceover (accessibility function to read images and other explanations) users.

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エンガジェット日本版 人気キーボードアプリFlickType 「アップルの嫌がらせ」により提供中止と声明

The reason for this was "Full access (to allow keyboard app developers to transfer everything, including the inputs input in the past, all contents, including the keyboard in the past)".It has been overturned that it was a reason for the refusal three years ago, and it has never been a problem since then.

In addition, he contacted Apple at least nine times to solve this problem, but he did not reply.Prior to this case, FlickType has already filed a lawsuit for applications for apps, such as "access to customers through the App Store for several months".

However, the official claim of FlickType cannot be swallowed.One is that developer Costa Eleph Terio has been rubbing with Apple for a long time, accusing him that FLICKTYPE fake has not been deleted by the App Store and has made enormous profits.After that, the unauthorized app has been overwhelmed, that is, the App Store screening is negligible many times, and even if they are legitimate claims, they can easily respond to Apple.There is also sex.

In addition, privacy protection has been enhanced, such as visualization of unauthorized reading of other apps in iOS 14, and it is not surprising that Apple has strictly enhanced the requirements for keyboard apps for keyboard apps.

In any case, it is true that Apple is being considered a tough glance from the US Congress as well as public opinion, as Apple is regarded as exclusive authority in the App Store.This massage may be one of the ingredients.

Source: FlickType (Twitter)