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cr2sh
Dec 1, 2008, 08:11 PM
Can someone point out to me any limitations or rules that Apple has set out regarding the content of iphone applications? I have a application in mind to develop but before going further into it I thought I would ask.. has anyone seen such a content restrictions?
Thanks.



robanga
Dec 1, 2008, 08:14 PM
As I understand it, they do not allow that type of content.

Chundles
Dec 1, 2008, 08:14 PM
No porn - it'll be rejected.

cr2sh
Dec 1, 2008, 09:24 PM
No.. it's not porn. :) But it's not material that children should be viewing... it wouldn't be overly graphic or obscene.. but informative adult material.

Do you guys know this by first hand experience or can you reference something?

nickspohn
Dec 1, 2008, 11:55 PM
Well, what exactly is it? If you can't say it here on these boards (if it's that's bad) then it defiantly cannot be on the App Store.)

bassproguy07
Dec 1, 2008, 11:58 PM
Well, what exactly is it? If you can't say it here on these boards (if it's that's bad) then it defiantly cannot be on the App Store.)

agreed, tell us what it is, and what do you consider an age would be? i'm 20, am I old enough lol? I think if there is a general WARNING: ADULTS ONLY it would be acceptable, but dont think apple can control it by age you know.

keehun
Dec 2, 2008, 12:46 AM
As far as I am aware, Apple will reject any type of content that is limiting of certain ages, including adult material. Age restrictions would be far too difficult on Apple's part to keep right.

firewood
Dec 2, 2008, 01:25 AM
Can someone point out to me any limitations or rules that Apple has set out regarding the content of iphone applications?

It's in the developer agreement found when signing up for the iPhone developer program (http://developer.apple.com/iphone/index.action).

Apple can pretty much reject anything that in their sole judgment might be objectionable to their customers.

Think Disney (where Jobs is on the board of directors) G rated.

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nickspohn
Dec 2, 2008, 03:03 PM
As far as I am aware, Apple will reject any type of content that is limiting of certain ages, including adult material. Age restrictions would be far too difficult on Apple's part to keep right.

Eh but then again they made a poker application, and you need to be 18+ in the states to gamble.

dejo
Dec 2, 2008, 03:05 PM
Eh but then again they made a poker application, and you need to be 18+ in the states to gamble.
Playing poker is not always gambling.

cr2sh
Dec 2, 2008, 03:08 PM
Well, what exactly is it? If you can't say it here on these boards (if it's that's bad) then it defiantly cannot be on the App Store.)

With all due respect... I think I've described it generally (but fairly) well and I know it's a good idea... but if I tell you what it is (exactly) then what would stop you from stealing the idea and beating me to the launch? :)

I'll read user developer agreement more closely. Thanks guys.

dejo
Dec 2, 2008, 03:11 PM
but if I tell you what it is (exactly) then what would stop you from stealing the idea and beating me to the launch?
You could make us sign an NDA! ;)

synth3tik
Dec 2, 2008, 03:12 PM
With all due respect... I think I've described it generally (but fairly) well and I know it's a good idea... but if I tell you what it is (exactly) then what would stop you from stealing the idea and beating me to the launch? :)

I'll read user developer agreement more closely. Thanks guys.

you really haven't explained what your app is for or does. "adult content" would make it sound like porn. If it has anything to do with nudity or implied nudity Apple will reject it I am sure.

fenrus110
Dec 2, 2008, 03:14 PM
i'm guessing a GTA/Mafia type thing...

hrag525
Dec 2, 2008, 03:27 PM
In the Key note presentation of the iphone SDK, Steve jobs stated about the app store... " are there limitations? of course, apps like porn, malicious apps, apps that invade your privacy.."

heres the link to the keynote presentation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo9cKe_Fch8

go to about 4:40

Niiro13
Dec 2, 2008, 03:27 PM
Eh but then again they made a poker application, and you need to be 18+ in the states to gamble.

Simulated gambling isn't the gambling that state law applies to.

Now if a company made an application where you can only play poker if you purchase credits and can win credits...then it'd be rejected.

dejo
Dec 2, 2008, 03:47 PM
i'm guessing a GTA/Mafia type thing...
I'm guessing a "Guide to Better Sex" type thing or perhaps a "Adult Friend Finder" type thing, based on the "informative adult material" statement.

liptonlover
Dec 2, 2008, 05:01 PM
I don't think apple will allow an app that is straight out porn, there was a soft porn app that made it into the app store for a teensy amount of time, then was pulled. But one of the video apps has a "block adult content" toggle in preferences, and the backgrounds app has models in bikinis/covering certain parts. So it really depends on the app I think.

sdragon
Dec 2, 2008, 08:14 PM
I can't give specifics (hi NDA!), but I know several developers who created PG-13 level apps that Apple rejected.

Apps need to be suitable for a general audience (kid-safe).

These weren't games, though, so the rules may be different for games.