Apple Removes Print To PDF App From App Store For Using AirPrint

BY Jason

Published 10 Sep 2011

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Tibp reports that Apple has removed Print to PDF app from the App Store. Print to PDF was a useful app that allowed users to save their emails, email attachments, websites, and photos as a PDF document by adding Print to PDF option as a printer to Apple’s built-in printer feature.

Developers of Print to PDF managed this by ingeniously using AirPrint – Apple’s wireless printing feature.

Print to PDF team has issued the following statement on their website:

We regret to inform you that as of August 26th, ‘Print to PDF’ is no longer available on the Apple App Store. On August 24th, we received a call from Apple Developer Relations telling us that we are not allowed to use AirPrint as a way to print documents to PDF and that for this reason the app could no longer be available on the App Store.

Enrique Rodriguez of Print to PDF team writes that they are surprised by Apple’s action to suddenly remove the app from the App Store as it had reviewed and approved several versions of the app earlier. They hope to come to an agreement with Apple or figure out another way to implement the feature without using AirPrint.

You shouldn’t have an issue if you’ve already purchased and installed the app, but don’t expect an update until the app is available again in the App Store.

It will be interesting to see if the developer releases the iPhone app on Cydia for jailbroken iOS device users.

What do you think about Apple’s decision to ban the app from the App Store? Let us know in the comments.

[printtopdfapp via Tipb]