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Apple claims that Valve's Steam Link App violates store guidelines

Valve reportedly violates

Valve's Steam Link App is now available on Android

Apple claims that Valve's Steam Link App violates store guidelines

Last week Valve confirmed that their planned Steam Link app for iOS had its approval revoked by Apple, citing "business conflicts with app guidelines". Valve's Steam App is designed to allow Steam users to stream gameplay to iOS devices like iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs when using strong WiFi or Ethernet on the user's local network. 

Over the weekend Apple's Phil Schiller responded the Apple users who were angered by Valve's announcement, shedding some light on why Apple revoked their approval for Valve's app. Schiller stated that Apple would "continue to work with them to help bring the Steam experience to iOS and AppleTV in a way that complies with the store’s guidelines". 

Below is Phil Schiller's full email statement. 


    Thank you for your email and being a customer of Apple products and the App Store.

We care deeply about bringing great games to all of our users on the App Store. We would love for Valve’s games and services to be on iOS and AppleTV.

Unfortunately, the review team found that Valve’s Steam iOS app, as currently submitted, violates a number of guidelines around user-generated content, in-app purchases, content codes, etc. We’ve discussed these issues with Valve and will continue to work with them to help bring the Steam experience to iOS and AppleTV in a way that complies with the store’s guidelines.

We put great effort into creating an App Store that provides the very best experience for everyone. We have clear guidelines that all developers must follow in order to ensure the App Store is a safe place for all users and a fair opportunity for all developers.

Sincerely,

Phil

 
Apple has stated that Valve's applications violated some app store's guidelines, including rules for in-app purchases and content codes, though at this time it is unknown how Valve has broken these rules. 
 
Valve's Steam Link App is now available on Android
 
 
If Apple and Valve are both willing to co-operate it is likely that Steam Link will eventually come to iOS, though it is unknown whether or not this will involve compromising the app's functionality in some way. 

You can join the discussion on Apple's claim that Valve violated several app store guidelines with their Steam Link App on the OC3D Forums
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