Recode reported that the company increased its political lobbying effort earlier this year with a view to drawing political attention to what it argues are discriminatory measures.
"It is my understanding that many small businesses, research organizations and religious institutions rely on template apps when they do not possess the resources to develop apps in-house", Lieu wrote in a letter obtained by Recode.
The Splitter Critters game - developed by Vancouver-based RAC7 Games - offers users the ability to split the world with a swipe of your finger and then rearrange it to guide critters back to their spaceship.
Snap may have had a rough year, but you wouldn't know it from the App Store charts.
According to DMN, Apple plans to migrate user's iTunes downloads towards a new Apple Music account, which - similarly to the platform's initial launch in 2015 - they'll offer for free for three months.
"2017 seemed like the year this expansion of convenience peaked". In addition to publishing the list of the most-downloaded apps and games, Apple also chose an app of the year and a game of the year for both the iPhone and the iPad.
The dispute follows reports in August that 28 China-based developers had filed a complaint against Apple alleging that it breached the country's antitrust legislation. Disney's Moana was the most-watched movie, with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and "Wonder Woman" coming in as runners-up.
For paid games, Ellen DeGeneres' Heads Up! was the most popular for the third year in a row. See the full charts in the App Store. The app also includes features such as keyframe animations, chroma key compositing, and unlimited undo/redo. Ed Sheeran's Shape of You, meanwhile, ranked as this year's top song.
You can see all the top charts and recommendations in the App Store and iTunes Store now.