Unlisted applications will be allowed to emerge in Apple’s App Store if creators petition the company to do so.
Apple said in a support note originally noted that the applications would be available through a public-viewable URL, which implies that anybody with it will be able to browse and install an app. As a result, Apple advises developers to make sure their programming prevents unauthorised usage.
“Unlisted apps don’t appear in any App Store categories, recommendations, charts, search results, or other listings. They can also be accessed through Apple Business Manager and Apple School Manager,”as stated in the remark.
“Apps for specific organizations, special events, or research studies, or apps used as employee resources or sales tools are good candidates for unlisted distribution.”
Once the form is completed and clearance is received, the app will be unlisted at the same URL for developers who already have applications on the App Store. Business Manager and School Manager users will need to establish a new app record.
After an app is delisted, all subsequent versions of the app will be delisted as well.
“Please note that unlisted apps must be ready for final distribution. Requests for apps in a beta or pre-release state will be declined,” Apple issued a warning.
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