Apple: No Wi-Fi Scanning for You! (in App Store)

Paul Lilly

According to, Apple is no longer welcoming Wi-Fi scanning apps in its App Store, giving them the same ban as apps with adult content.

"We received a very unfortunate email today from Apple stating that WiFi-Where has been removed from sale on the App Store for using private frameworks to access wireless information," the developer of WiFi-Where says . "It also appears that all other competing Wi-Fi enabled apps have been removed as well. This is very unfortunate as the past 2-3 months have seen a handful of new Wi-Fi apps get approved. Hopefully Apple will allow this functionality in a future SDK."

Similar apps that have been given the boot include WiFiTrack, WiFiFoForum, yFy Network Finder, WiFi Get, eWifi, and WiFi Analyzer. But what's most puzzling is Apple's inconsistent stance. Some of these apps have been been around a long time, while others were blocked until November 2009, at which point Apple approved them, only to now get kicked out.

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