UPDATED (JULY 2018):
Starting from July 10, 2018 LOBSTR iOS app available on App Store:
Apple announced a new store policy for cryptocurrency apps in mid June 2018 - see sections 3.1.5(b) of App Store Review Guidelines.
The recent policy change has resulted in a general increase in visibility for a broad range of crypto-related technologies, and allowed us to get through the review process.
We would love to see our great iOS app listed on the App Store, and we have made multiple attempts to publish it on App Store, but they all been rejected due to the reason beyond our control.
The reason for rejection is simple. Apple has an internal list of approved cryptocurrencies. Any application which allows you to interact with a coin outside of the approved list will not be approved on the App Store.
Unfortunately, at the moment Stellar is not one of the "approved by Apple" coins. That is why we can't publish Lobstr iOS app on the App Store.
The list of "Apple approved" currencies is not published anywhere on the official Apple websites, so we don't know if and when Stellar would be added.
For now, we can only hear about new coins being whitelisted on App Store through rare media articles, such as:
- Apple finally accepts Dash as approved cryptocurrency on App Store
- Apple Approves Three More Cryptocurrencies for iOS App Store
Looks like at the current moment (Jan 2018) only about 10 coins are approved. If you would love to see Stellar apps on App Store - spread the word and express your support by reaching out to Apple and Stellar.
As soon as Stellar apps is approved, our team will do our best to publish our wallet on App Store ASAP.
In the meantime, please feel free to install iOS version of LOBSTR directly from our website. Currently it's the only easy and safe way for using our app on iOS, being used by 10,000+ users:
Note: Please open this link on your iOS device to start the installation process.