After the media storm in Sweden, Apple seems to have given Sweden an exception from the new ruling on “no app can be dependent on another app to work” to be approved in Apple App Store.
The exception is done though very many Swedish apps (and services) are depending on the super popular Swedish Mobile BankID app for login/authentication and signing of transactions. The exception is for Sweden only and as I understand for Mobile BankID only dependent apps…at least for now.
It will be interesting to see what will happen on other markets…for example Norway has a similar situation, though not as popular as in Sweden.
So, congrats to Swedish Mobile BankID and to the Swedish app developers that managed to turn this into its and its very many users favor.