I recently felt motivated to start working on an app for offline music. I will be using YouTube API to let users search for songs and list suggestions, the option to play those songs and save them for offline listening.
However, I have noticed that most top-rated music apps in Apple Store do not offer offline listening. They are basically “YouTube” but with the ability to lock your screen and continue listening.
So I started wondering what is Apple’s view regarding music downloading for offline use? Do they remove and delete apps which offer this functionality?
I have only once downloaded an app from Apple App Store which allowed me to save YouTube videos for offline view, and I have been using it since then. Although, it has been removed from Apple app store long ago.
In conclusion, if I develop an app which will store songs for offline use on users’ devices, will my app get rejected and removed from Apple App store? I know that if I just make it require internet and not store it on the device, my app will be just like every other music application there is on the app store.