Last week, a startup called Un1feed launch instagram client The OG App promised features like ad-free, suggestion-free home feeds and the ability to create custom feeds like Twitter lists.App scraped Nearly 10,000 downloads However, Apple removed the app from the App Store earlier this week for violating its rules.
Separately, Un1feed said Meta disabled all team members’ personal Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Meta did not say whether it had asked Apple to remove the app from the App Store, but said the app violated regulations.
“This app violates our policies and we are taking appropriate action,” a Meta spokesperson told TechCrunch.The company also pointed out Blog post about clone sites.
Un1feed accused Apple of “colluding” with Facebook after The OG App was removed from the App Store.
“Everyone knows Instagram is boring. We improved it and got a lot of love from our users. We are happy to shatter alternatives that give users a Instagram without Apple.Apple is colluding with Facebook to bully two teenagers who made Instagram better,” the startup said in a statement to TechCrunch. . We have reached out to Apple for comment and will update this article when we hear back.
The app is still published on the Google Play store. As such, the founders say Android is “the clear choice for users who want privacy, freedom and choice.”App Makers Said They’re Still Working Relist your app on the App StoreHowever, in its current form and after these statements, that seems unlikely.
After launch, some users asked how to log in to the app. Lock some users out of your account or showed them Prompt for login from another location. The OG app explained that it was reverse engineered Instagram’s Android API To make parts of the app work. Additionally, we’ve been working on a new login experience that solves a lot of issues.
Last night, the OG APP Some apps from the App Store Recreate the Instagram experience. But some of these desktop apps could be wrappers for Instagram on the web. For now, iPhone users who want an ad-free Instagram client will have to wait.