Apple issues developer certificates to Facebook and Google which allows them to run internal apps on Apple’s iOS devices.
These apps are designed for internal use only, although it was discovered earlier this week that Facebook had been using apps on this certificate externally. The company was using Apple’s platform to distribute apps to consumers, who were being paid to have their data collected.
Now it has emerged that Google has also be using their iOS developer certificate externally and Apple has now revoked the certificate which means that none of Google’s internal apps work.
This means that employee only apps and pre-release versions of Gmail, Google Maps and more no longer work at Google. The two companies are in discussions about how to solve this.
So it looks like Apple has given both Google and Facebook a slap on the wrist for using their internal developer certificates on external apps.
Source The Verge