Last week, Apple began removing apps from the App Store that contain sexually explicit or suggestive content. So far, it has deleted 6,000 apps that had been previously approved, about 3 percent of the total number in its App Store. The move has caused concern among the broader community of developers, including those who don’t write “adult” apps.
The Wall Street Journal writes that developers “are concerned the consumer electronics giant’s abrupt policy changes could jeopardize their revenue. Some are now considering whether to diversify their businesses by writing apps for Android.”
In a statement, Google made it clear that it doesn’t intend to follow Apple’s lead, saying, “We want to reduce friction and remove barriers that make it difficult for developers to make apps available to users.”