App stores like Google Play cater to two distinct customer segments with different interests.
While developers want exposure for their software and protection for their intellectual property, smartphone users are mainly concerned about app stores identifying malicious apps and keeping their devices safe.
Users could curate various feeds, establish defaults, stop feeds from refreshing for 24 hours, and disable read receipts for direct messages.
But when Apple removed the app from the App Store late last month, there was a significant backlash.
The app can still be sideloaded on Android devices, but we don't believe the advantages outweigh the security risk.