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Private client-side-only PWAs are hard, but now Apple made them impossible.

There is a huge opportunity for the creation of private client-side-only PWAs in the world but developers wanting to build such apps are in for an uphill battle against the status quo and now against Apple as well. I’ve just read a post by Aral Balkan entitled Apple just killed Offline Web Apps while purporting to protect your privacy: why that’s A Bad Thing and why you should care that made me realize that the PWAs I was building here might just be dead for iOS users.

Apple is hostile to small ISV and business

Maya is a hypotetical cupcake shop owner. Like many small business owners, she is trying her best to make it all work for her and her employees. Knowing that she needed a presence in the Apple App Store, but unable to afford a custom design from a development company, Maya hired a small shop specialized in providing business like her with a good enough app to enable her to connect with her customers with a price that she could afford. She was happy, so were her clients, but now Apple changed her policies for the App Store and her app is in danger of being removed for not being original enough.

These type of little ISV building apps for small business owners with prices much more reasonable than those practices by bespoke solution developers have their days numbered. Apparently Apple does not consider them a valid citizen of the App Store developer community. With the recent changes in their policies, Apple has the right to ban apps that appear to have been created by a template/generational app.

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