Apple adopts Chinese rules for App Store

Apple seems to finally adopted Chinese rules for App Store. Now proof of a Chinese government license is required to be listed on Chinese App Store. License could be acquired by having legal entity in China or by partnering with Chinese publishing company.

This regulation might affect app availability in China.


Apple seems yet still to comply with Chinese App Store regulations

According to Reuters Apple is not yet listed as company which complies with new regulations on mobile app stores. Notably, Samsung is already on the list.

It is not yet known, if developers will need to provide additional information to Apple.

No comments from Apple were available at the time of writing.

Reuters: China lists mobile app stores that comply with new rule, but Apple missing

Reference: Apple still not complied with Chinese App Store law, as others do [U]

California passes a bill requiring apps to be child-safe by default

"Kids' Code" bill passed in California. This bill requires apps to be kids-safe by default.

A Californian bill colloquially known as the Kids’ Code has been unanimously passed by the State Senate, following earlier approval by the State Assembly. It now requires the signature of Gov. Gavin Newsom to take effect.


Apps should have guardrails for users under 18. This requirement might affect features of the applications, age verification might be required for more app sections.

Reference: Kids’ Code bill passed in California, apps must be child-safe by default