Apple has updated its App Store guidelines to allow developers to communicate with their customers outside of the app, 9to5Mac reported.
One update removes a previous restriction on using information obtained within an app to communicate outside the app about payment methods other than in-app purchases, according to the report. Another adds a new guideline saying that apps may request basic contact information with some restrictions.
The changes come in response to a class-action lawsuit from developers that Apple settled in August, the report stated. At that time, Apple promised to make changes such as these to the App Store.
The settlement fundamentally changes the way Apple interacts with developers — and the way developers interact with end-users.
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