Apple has development tools such as ARkit, Classkit, Homekit, and Sirikit, but Callkit is not well-known. In simple terms, this is a tool that can integrate WeChat and other Internet telephony into the phone's own calling function. Does it sound very convenient? Unfortunately, the feature debut on iOS 10 was not identified with Chinese users.
Recently, Apple officials issued notices to developers that according to the regulations of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, all apps on the App Store in China could not support the Callkit function. For applications that support Callkit, those that have been added to the shelves need to be removed. The audit will not pass.
Then come to understand what exactly the Callkit is. This development framework was first released on iOS 10. It supports VoIP applications that integrate call capabilities into the iPhone's own call capabilities. For example, a WeChat caller in the lock screen interface can display directly. The full-screen interface of “rejection” and “answering” has almost no difference from the traditional call experience. VoIP application call records, address books, etc. are also integrated in the relevant interface of the mobile phone itself.
The most intuitive influence of the disabled callkit is the incoming call reminder function. When there are applications such as WeChat and video calls under the lock screen interface, there will be no direct answer or reject option. Instead, it is displayed as “Yes. "New WeChat message", users need to unlock and answer after entering WeChat, which undoubtedly greatly reduces the network call experience.
In fact, WeChat briefly supported Callkit, but in February this year, WeChat closed the iOS version support for Callkit. In addition to Wechat, Skype and other applications will also remove callkit support. In contrast, although there is no Callkit for Android phones, it is still possible to pop up the Internet call interface in the lock screen state.
As for the reasons for issuing the request by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, people in the industry believe that it may be to protect the interests of China Mobile operators. After all, Internet calls will have a great impact on traditional call services.