It appears the recent Apple crackdown on apps has spilled over to Utilities as well. Yesterday we received an email from Apple stating that WiFi-Where has been removed from the app store because "...There are no published APIs that provide the ability to manipulate the wireless connection or the show level of information regarding the wireless connection as demonstrated in the application...."
It also appears that similar products like WifiTrak, WiFiFoFum, yFy Network Finder, WiFi Get, eWifi, WiFi Analyzer have also been pulled as well.
This is very frustrating. WifiTrak and WiFiFoFum have been on the app store since its very early days, and for the longest time no other apps appeared. It looks months of trying and re-trying before WiFi-Where was approved. Starting in November 2009, we started seeing these new apps appear. We took this as an indication that maybe Apple had decided to allow WiFi apps, and began re-submitting WiFi-Where until it was approved in January 2010.
WiFi-Where was a baby on the app store and not ranked anywhere, yet all the user feedback we've gotten has been very positive.
I find it quite ironic that Apple removes these very handy, very useful apps from the app store when there are so many useless gimick apps that just pollute the App Store pages. I'm not going to list any names, but its not hard to see that this trend.
We would like to thank all the users who've purchased WiFi-Where. We hope you continue to enjoy it! Going forward, our only option is to look to the jailbreak market on Cydia.
- Three Jacks Software