Apple has now shut down Google's ability to distribute its internal iOS apps after a similar shutdown that was released to Facebook earlier this week. A person familiar with the situation tells On the edge that the first versions of Google Maps, Hangouts, Gmail and other beta applications before being published stopped working today, along with apps for employee-only applications, such as the Gbus for Transport and Internet cafe app on Google.
We traced them to Apple and Google to comment on the situation, but no company responded by announcing the time.
Apple's move to block Google's development certificate comes just one day after Google turned off the Screenwise Meter application after covering the press. Google's private app is designed to monitor how people use their iPhone phones, similar to the Facebook app. The Google application also rely on Apple's corporate program, which allows the distribution of internal applications within a company.
In a previous statement on the removal of the Facebook certificate, Apple warned that "every developer who uses their certificates for distribution of applications to consumers will revoke the certificates." Apple clearly adheres to its rules and applies equally to Facebook, Google and, most likely, many other companies that have been caught breaking Apple's rules in the future.