(Reuters) — The U.S. Justice Department has reached out to app developers as part of its investigation into Apple, one of the being probed for alleged anti-competitive behavior, according to one of the developers and another person familiar with the investigation.
The chief executive of developer , Suren Ramasubbu, told Reuters he was interviewed in November by a U.S. investigator who asked about the company’s interactions with Apple. The app, which has nearly a million users worldwide, allows parents to control what their children see on their iPhones.
Ramasubbu said the Mobicip app was temporarily removed from the iPhone app store last year for a failure to meet requirements imposed by Apple.
A source familiar with the Justice Department’s investigation said a handful of app