Snippet: Removing iCloud Drive From Transmit for iOS ☇

Shared on December 8, 2014

Cabel Sasser:

Also, at Apple’s request, we had to remove the ability to “Send” files to other services, including iCloud Drive.

In short, we’re told that while Transmit iOS can download content from iCloud Drive, we cannot upload content to iCloud Drive unless the content was created in the app itself. Apple says this use would violate 2.23 — “Apps must follow the iOS Data Storage Guidelines or they will be rejected” — but oddly that page says nothing about iCloud Drive or appropriate uses for iCloud Drive.

If the issue is just iCloud Drive, why did we remove the other destinations? We had no choice. iCloud Drive exists in this sheet…

Things like this can be really frustrating for developers, especially since some rules are heavily enforced by Apple, while others are not to the point that Apple is blatantly in violation. It’s a shame that other services are locked out, too.

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