Flume App Leaves the Mac App Store

Flume App, the beautiful Instagram app for Mac with a host of features, announced last week that the app is no longer available on the Mac App Store. This, according to the devs, is because Apple had rejected version 2.5 update of the app and had removed the previous versions from sale.

Just minutes before submitting the update to Apple, we received notification from Apple that after re-reviewing our app by seemingly random selection, we had one week to make significant changes or be removed from the App Store. Due to the timing of the notification, the 2.5 update was submitted unchanged, while we tried to seek further clarification from Apple as the notification suggested we could. Repeated attempts to receive clarification and assurances from Apple went unanswered. Eventually the 2.5 update was reviewed and after more than 48 hours, rejected for the same reasons as the previous notification.

As of this morning, Apple has now removed the previous version (2.4.2) from the App Store without any further replies to our questions/concerns.

Apple seems to have an issue with the app’s uploading capabilities, but as the post mentions, there are other apps who offer the same functionality too.

Currently, Flume is not available on the Mac App Store and the devs are working on a standalone version to be released soon.

Update on 24/04/2020: It has been brought to our attention recently that Flume Pro’s functionality has stopped working completely sometime over the last four weeks and the developers have been unresponsive to customer support requests. Additionally, one of the creators of the app has completely disappeared off the web, erasing all his websites and social media profiles. We’ve reached out to the other developer requesting an update. In the meantime, we are posting this update on all our articles about Flume and taking it off our recommendations list.

Preshit Deorukhkar is the former Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Pixels. He is now a Freelance Consultant, Principal at iXyr Media & SharpShutter Media. You can reach him on Twitter @preshit