my government's (Hungary) health app just received an update and now it prevents me to use it unless I authorize the Privacy Tracking of iOS.
Reading on the Apple knowledge base, I found this:
If you see a request to track your activity, you can tap Allow or Ask App Not to Track. You can still use the full capabilities of the app, regardless of whether you allow the app to track your activity.
From my understanding, apps are not allowed to limit the app functionalities if the user doesn't allow tracking. (See policies below)
I tried to contact Apple about that but the operator was completely clueless about the whole App Store policies and the way apps' updates get approved by Apple.
I'm now out of options since there's no way for me to access my COVID immunity certificate if I don't allow my government to track me, and considered the recent news about spywares used by Hungary I don't feel safe to allow a gov app to track me.
Is there any way to circumvent this limitation or report the problem to Apple?
Can I gate functionality on agreeing to allow tracking, or incentivize users to agree to allow tracking in the app tracking transparency prompt?
No, per the App Store Review Guidelines: 3.2.2 (vi).
(vi) Apps should allow a user to get what they’ve paid for without performing additional tasks, such as posting on social media, uploading contacts, checking in to the app a certain number of times, etc. Apps should not require users to rate the app, review the app, watch videos, download other apps, tap on advertisements, enable tracking, or take other similar actions in order to access functionality, content, use the app, or receive monetary or other compensation, including but not limited to gift cards and codes.