Active Stock : Apple (NASDAQ AAPL) Gets Back Calculator Widget From App Store

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Apple Inc (NASDAQ AAPL) is now no longer rejecting the calculator widget PCalc, a popular iOS app, which was previously to be removed from the iOS store, says a report from Techcrunch. Recently, the iPhone maker threatened to pull the popular app and widget from the app store alleging that widgets in iOS cannot perform calculations.

After this warning from Apple, PCalc creator James Thomson went on Twitter to reply to queries about the matter, saying that it was really very sad. The iPhone maker’s spokesperson has confirmed to Techcrunch that PCalc will stay in the iOS app store, and all other calculator-type widgets will also run.

“From our understanding, the calculator use case was not one that Apple had anticipated,” says the report. Previously, an App store reviewer told Thomson that he would need to adjust the app or risk the exit from the App store.

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According to the reviewer, he was given a time frame of two-three weeks to remove the widget from the app, and then bring back a version with improved calculation functionality. But the calculator in the widget was the core, so he had to pull out the widget entirely.

PCalc is a handy calculator app that has become quite popular, and the credit for that goes to iOS 8. With the help of the widget, the user can access a calculator in the Notification centre for doing quick calculations, and also can switch the widget’s display to the full app.

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ AAPL) is known for policy changes from time to time as it is quick to react to how its developer community brings new changes of iOS into applications. For instance, just last month, Apple pulled out a useful app called Launcher that assisted users in quickly launching an app or performing custom actions from the widget. The problem cited by Apple was that “launcher” app in general is known for misuse of widgets, but Apple has not mentioned this in its policies.

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