What's On unavailable from the App Store (updated)

Summary:NapkinWare's What's On (dead iTunes link), a killer (US$1) TV listings app for the iPhone, was mysteriously removed disappeared from the App Store some time in the last 24 hours.The app, billed as a "a portable channel guide for your iPhone/iPod Touch" has a beautiful interface that blows away the crappy on-screen guide that Comcast gives us.

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NapkinWare's What's On (dead iTunes link), a killer (US$1) TV listings app for the iPhone, was mysteriously removed disappeared from the App Store some time in the last 24 hours.

The app, billed as a "a portable channel guide for your iPhone/iPod Touch" has a beautiful interface that blows away the crappy on-screen guide that Comcast gives us.

Features include/d:

  • 11,000+ unique channels and 13,000 providers
  • US and Canada (including Analog and Digital Over the Air)
  • Custom channel lists to show only your favorites
  • Multiple location support with "Locate Me"
  • Favorite shows with upcoming air times
  • Configuration for HD/New show preferences
  • Sortable Favorites and Searching
  • Show details and extended episode summaries

I stumbled across What's On yesterday on a fluke and got attached to it when I was able to quickly find stuff worth watching on TV that I never would have discovered using the clunky, four-line guide that comes with Comcast cable.

No word yet on why the app was removed but several have recommend the free i.TV (iTunes link) as an alternative.

Update: (from the developer)

Thanks for the email. Apple transitioned our developer account from a single license to multi-license account and in the process managed to fudge up our sales ability. We realized last evening that the app was no longer available after apparently everyone in Apple went home leaving us with no way to resolve it. We have been in touch with Apple and it should be back on the app store. Sorry for any inconvenience

Topics: Hardware, Apps, Mobility

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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