Episode 254: It Blew Up In This Case

Daniel and Manton dive into Apple’s controversial suspension of Dash developer Kapeli’s App Store account, and respond to listener Q&A about whether non-sandboxed apps are at risk of removal from the Mac App Store.

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  • Dash – Documentation viewing app from Kapeli.
  • Removed From the App Store – Kapeli’s post about Dash’s removal from the App Store.
  • Kapeli’s Reputation – Manton’s post decrying Apple’s tarnishing of Kapeli’s reputation.
  • Apple Responds – Jim Dalrymple with a prepared statement from Apple about the Dash situation.
  • Daring Fireball – John Gruber follows up on Jim Dalrymple’s post.
  • You Don’t Know Everything – Matt Drance implores people to take stock of their ignorance before condemning Kapeli.
  • Solving for Dash – iMore’s Rene Ritchie implores Apple to take the high road and reinstate Kapeli’s account.
  • A Test for Apple – Manton writes about how Apple and the community should move forward with respect to Dash.
  • Bogdan’s Side of the Story – Kapeli’s Bogdan Popescu gives a few details and shares audio from Apple’s phone call to him.
  • Bogdan’s Draft – The blog post that Bogdan proposed to Apple he would publish, at their request.
  • Dear Dash Users – Kapeli seems to accept that Dash will not be reinstated to the App Stores.
  • Clipstart – Manton’s video-management app for Mac.
October 14, 2016 at 5:28 pm.