move-to-ios-is-not-apple-inc-own-creationShort Bytes: The Move to iOS app from Apple already existed in the App Store – but under a different name. Apple’s Move to iOS app is just a copy of Copy My Data which is developed by Media Mushroom.

You must have read about Apple’s first iOS app that helps you to ditch Android and move to iPhones. This app is getting bombarded with 1-star reviews and Android fans are not happy with lack of material design in the app.

In another development, Phandroid made an interesting discovery. The website found that the Move to iOS app from Apple already existed in the App Store- but under a different name. Apple’s Move to iOS app is just a copy of Copy My Data which is developed by Media Mushroom.

Phandroid took a look at Apple’s Move to iOS app and saw that the package name is package=”com.apple.movetoios” while the android:name is still android:name=”com.mediamushroom.copymydata”.

Apart from this, these two applications have tons of code and functionality in common. Surprisingly, all the com.mediamushroom.copymydata strings were left inside Apple’s Move to iOS.

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The only difference between these apps lies in the Apple’s artwork, licence agreements and some UI changes.

It’s possible that Apple purchased the rights to rebrand and resuse Copy My Data. Apple could’ve easily done this as Media Mushrooms writes on their website, “We’re fast, creative and used to working with big corporations on tight deadlines. And if timings are really tight, we also have an extensive library of reusable white-label software to deliver great results. Fast.”

So, Apple’s first Android app wasn’t even made my Apple. Strange. Amusing.

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