Earlier this week, a key feature of Transmit for iOS was deemed by Apple to violate its terms of service. So Panic, makers of the file transfer app, actually had to remove the “send files” function, a pretty important part of any file transfer software. Luckily, Apple has reached out to Panic and the issue will be soon resolved.
Panic tweeted out the good news on Thursday:
Not only is the “send files” feature coming back in the next version, but based on the tweet, it looks as if iCloud Drive will be one of the choices. The original issue actually revolved around Apple’s storage to begin with, as [company]Apple[/company] says only in-app created content could be transferred to iCloud Drive. Since Transmit doesn’t create data, Apple felt it didn’t meet the requirement.
And that snowballed into a larger problem for Panic because Apple’s software toolkit didn’t allow the development team to remove a single cloud storage option from the list. As a result, Panic had to remove the feature entirely.
It’s a shame the issue had to be resolved by the removal and replacement of a feature for the $9.99 app, but I’m glad to see it. The entire point of opening up iCloud Drive to developers in iOS 8 was to let apps store data on Apple’s servers in the first place. Restricting Transmit from doing that was simply counterintuitive.