Apple settles lawsuit with developer over App Store scam apps


Apple has reached a settlement with Kosta Eleftheriou, a developer who sued the company over scams in the App Store and copycat keyboards.

Eleftheriou is known for highlighting fake reviews on the App Store, as well as the prevalence of scam apps. He developed FlickType, an Apple Watch keyboard.

He found an abundance of apps that copied FlickType, with these competitors even going so far as to steal his promo videos

Eleftheriou expressed his frustration with the App Store review team over the apps' copied-and-pasted reviews with five-star ratings.

He sued Apple in 2021 after Apple released the Apple Watch Series 7. Thanks to the device's larger screen, the company released a full keyboard for it with swiping capabilities.