Apple pulled Scanner App from the App Store today in response to complaints that it was tricking users into expensive subscriptions.
The app was reportedly making almost $15 million each year, according to SensorTower data, in spite of the fact that its functionality — scanning QR codes — is freely available from multiple places, including the built-in iOS-native camera app.
I highlighted a number of scummy subscription apps a week ago.
They typically use fine print, confusing app functionality flows, and users’ forgetfulness to engineer expensive multi-hundred dollar or even thousand-dollar sign-ups.
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