The Apple App Store has removed the Chinese video app Zynn, a clone of the hugely popular TikTok video app, over accusations of plagiarism. The app was removed from the Googles Play Store last week.
A spokesperson for Zynn told The Verge that its plagiarism issues were minor and that the company was “in communication with Google and Apple to ensure compliance with their guidelines and regulations.”
Zynn hit iOS and Android in early May and quickly hit the top of the download charts.
By the end of May, the app had become the most downloaded free iOS app and one of the top 10 downloads in the Google Play Store.
Part of the reason for this rapid growth is the in-app rewards program where users are paid to watch videos and also to bring other users to the app, according to the report.
Google Play Store previously removed another rival TikTok app, Mitron.
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