China's Apple Store Deletes All Bible and Quran Apps

China's Apple Store Deletes All Bible and Quran Apps

Makers of apps that allow users to read and listen to the Bible and Quran, including Amazon’s Audible, announced Friday they had removed such apps from China’s Apple Store citing Chinese government “permit requirements.”

A Bible app developer based in Spokane, Washington, named Olive Tree Bible Software said it removed its app from China’s Apple store “after learning from Apple’s App Store review process that it needed special permission to distribute an app with ‘book or magazine content,'” the Associated Press (AP) reported on October 16.

Olive Tree Bible Software said it is currently reviewing the steps it must take to obtain the newly required permit “with the hope that we can restore our app to China’s App Store and continue to distribute the Bible worldwide.”

Gabrielle Reyes