Facing the Apple AppStore RemovalThe team behind Damus, a popular social media app built on top of Nostr, has explicitly pushed Apple to adopt a censorship-resistant peer-to-peer payment system, launching it on Android, web and desktop versions of the platform. We are committed to continuing to support .
Apple’s recent move to remove Damus from the AppStore has sparked heated debate among industry leaders and users alike.
As reported in The Dames, twitter The company is determined to stick with it despite Apple’s decision, according to the account, saying “nostr doesn’t care, lightning doesn’t care” and “you can’t stop us. Zap must flow.” yeah “
The app also announced plans for the next release We will explore the possibility of offering the app in a “freedom edition” for macOS desktop and Android and EU iOS17 sideloading. Dams has accused Apple of lacking support for peer-to-peer trading and accused the tech giant of being “anti-free.”
Compliance issues with Apple
The issue is now resolved as Apple recently notified Damus that their apps are not yet compliant with Guideline 3.1.1 – Business Payments, which requires the use of in-app purchases for transactions related to receiving digital content. did not do it. Damus argued that sending a zap does not unlock digital content, and that the idea of content being sold was “nonsense.”
In response to Apple’s decision, Damus changed the app, removing the zap button tap and moving the zapping functionality to the user profile. The app’s development team expressed frustration with the restrictions placed on their platform, accusing Apple of “giving people more reasons to switch from hardware.”
The wider cryptocurrency community has rallied in support of Damus, including prominent figures like Yuan. Jack Dorsey And Block’s Mike Brock retweeted the app’s statement, denouncing Apple’s App Store monopoly. Regarding the Damus app, Walker, a nostr advocate and his MD at BTC Times, said: highlighted Apple has previously accused the company of being “anti-free” after removing a Bitcoin wallet in 2014 and a VPN app from the Chinese App Store in 2017.
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