App store asking to increase rating after adding in app browser to open URLs


#1

The rating for our app in app store is 4+ but after adding in app browser to open URLs from the app to system browser (_system) they rejected the app and asking to increase the rating to 12+. What they reported is “Since your app allows filtered access to YouTube, where content with mature or suggestive themes can be accessed, it should be rated 12+.” Any one know what to do for maintain the 4+ rating?


#2

Don’t let people open YouTube?


#3

But whatsapp has the 3+ rating even if they allow open YouTube URL.


#4

But they don’t use an in-app-browser


#5

And you are not Whatsapp with billions of downloads… so the rules for them might be different.


#6

That might be true…


#7

But the functionality is same (open URL to system browser(safari) with a back button to app. If it is a YouTube URL then will open YouTube app if exists).