App developers appear to be less than happy with Apple’s Mac App store at the moment and now the developers of Sketch have announced that they are removing their app for the store.
Sketch is a popular UI an UX design tool for the Mac, the developers have decided to leave the store because they feel that the Mac App Store is not the best place for them to offer their app and not in the best interests of their customers.
There are a number of reasons for Sketch leaving the Mac App Store—many of which in isolation wouldn’t cause us huge concern. However as with all gripes, when compounded they make it hard to justify staying: App Review continues to take at least a week, there are technical limitations imposed by the Mac App Store guidelines (sandboxing and so on) that limit some of the features we want to bring to Sketch, and upgrade pricing remains unavailable.
We should also add that this move is not a knee-jerk reaction to the recent certificate expiration problems that affected so many Mac App Store customers. However, in light of what happened, we can’t help but feel vindicated in our decision that the Mac App Store is not in our customers’ best interests right now.
You can find out more details about what this means for existing Sketch customers over at the company’s blog at the link below.
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