Application Kaliningrad miniature Park can block because of the “Swallow’s nest”
08.11.2018 Erika J. Wells 0 Comments
Kaliningrad miniature Park “History of architecture” told about the threats Apple to block the app in the app Store due to an audio guide of the Crimean castle “swallow’s nest”. This was announced by the journalists of the Agency “Interfax”.
According to Alexandra Vetoshkina (Director for development of company “Hydrocomfort”, who acted as the investor of the project), Apple sent the Museum a letter in which he announced the intention to block the app within the next two weeks. The decision of the representatives of the Corporation explained the U.S. sanctions, which require us companies to avoid cooperation with organizations of the Crimea.
“Our programmers have developed the application “Audio guide” for the Park of miniatures. Started to upload to Google play and App Store. And the “Yabloko” decided, since we have there presented the Crimea, and the Park of miniatures on the history of Russia, so we are under sanctions,” — said Vetoshkin.
Also the development Director emphasized that he did not intend to remove the audio guide at the castle, as it believes this is wrong and “unpatriotic”. However, to confirm a threat to a Park spokesperson could not and a copy of the letter to journalists is not provided.
Earlier, in October, Apple has blocked the app “Ogorod”, developed by the Crimean startup. Then the programmers received an explanatory letter, stating that the App Store may not post, distribute and to deal with specific applications related to countries under US embargo.