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MacRumors
Sep 21, 2009, 03:23 PM
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AppShopper notes (http://appshopper.com/blog/2009/09/21/fridays-avalanche-of-apps/) that Apple approved nearly 1400 iPhone and iPod touch applications last Friday, by far the largest number approved in a single day in the past few months. Over 300 of the approved applications were games, creating a host of new selections for consumers to choose from and continuing to feed Apple's emphasis on gaming (http://www.macrumors.com/2009/09/09/apples-focus-on-games-madden-nfl-2010-nova-assassins-creed-riddim-ribbon/) for its mobile devices.At the end of last week we saw a massive number of App approvals on the iTunes App Store. This resulted in a over 1300 apps (of which over 300 were games) appearing in one day alone. We had heard Apple had had quite a back log of approvals, so hopefully, they have cleared the queue for now.Apple on Friday also launched (http://www.macrumors.com/2009/09/18/apple-introduces-app-store-resource-center-for-iphone-developers/) the App Store Resource Center for iPhone OS developers, bringing together in one location a series of informational items aiming to help developers prepare for application submission and guide them through the approval process.

Article Link: Apple Approved Nearly 1400 iPhone Apps Last Friday (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2009/09/21/apple-approved-nearly-1400-iphone-apps-last-friday/)



thegoldenmackid
Sep 21, 2009, 03:24 PM
Someone was trigger happy.

SFStateStudent
Sep 21, 2009, 03:34 PM
I wonder if most of those apps were previous denials? Hope these are without BUGS....:eek:

azentropy
Sep 21, 2009, 03:38 PM
Unfortunately Dropbox still has not been. :( Going on a month now since it was submitted.

RedTomato
Sep 21, 2009, 03:41 PM
I can confidently say that most of these 1400 apps were from this one guy, now working under a new name:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=759327

kymac
Sep 21, 2009, 03:56 PM
seems like somebody just wanted OUT and to start the weekend!

glasserp
Sep 21, 2009, 03:58 PM
ahh can't wait for dropbox. i'll really have no use for airsharing anymore.. :/

hanpa
Sep 21, 2009, 04:06 PM
Unfortunately Dropbox still has not been. :( Going on a month now since it was submitted.

Agree. Hard to understand why it takes so long for the Dropbox app. Risk of "bad user experience" or "user confusion" = risk of competition with MonopoleMe?

Eddyisgreat
Sep 21, 2009, 04:09 PM
http://solid-orange.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/easy_button.jpg

DiveBum
Sep 21, 2009, 04:23 PM
Yet still no iKeepass :(

djellison
Sep 21, 2009, 04:55 PM
Are they still rejecting apps on an arbitrary basis with their utterly broken rating system?

Going on the rejections I've seen - Safari would HAVE to be an 18 rating.

djdole
Sep 21, 2009, 04:55 PM
And yet...Surprise!...no Google Voice. :rolleyes:

macduke
Sep 21, 2009, 05:50 PM
Going on the rejections I've seen - Safari would HAVE to be an 18 rating.

Safari has it's own restriction in parental controls. What if a parent wanted their child to be able to download free apps from the app store with a 12+ rating but didn't want them to be able to view porn in Safari so they block Safari. Then the kid goes into the app store, installs one of the many free web browsers, which by your position I'm assuming would have a 4+ rating, and then views the pornography? Apple's approach makes sense considering the huge variety in the app store. I still don't understand why people are upset about this. Just because it's a 17+ rating doesn't mean you can't install it yourself. Just like how an R rated movie doesn't keep us out of theatres. We are adults...well a lot of the posters here anyway.

twoodcc
Sep 21, 2009, 06:08 PM
now that is a lot of apps for one day. the total app count just keeps on climbing

Detlev
Sep 21, 2009, 06:58 PM
OK, so has anyone found a single quality app released last Friday?

X5-452
Sep 21, 2009, 07:06 PM
Maybe they finally hired more people....

sesnir
Sep 21, 2009, 07:19 PM
I was surprised when the Lite version of our newest game (Suppression) was approved on Sunday... looks like they're kicking it up a notch. They never used to work Sundays.

The last game I submitted (early Sept) was approved in 10 days... recently, an update was approved in 14 days. They're just playing catch-up.

ilfn143
Sep 21, 2009, 09:27 PM
And yet...Surprise!...no Google Voice. :rolleyes:

they're still "studying" it :D

iphones4evry1
Sep 21, 2009, 09:32 PM
Gee, I hope the quality of their approval process wasn't compromised. 1400 in one day? How can you possibly thoroughly look at each app? Wait until little Timmy finds Malware trying to sell him dirty images in his new race car video game. We'll see what Steve Jobs has to say about the idea of approving 1400 apps in one day.

Or... perhaps, the apps were being correctly approved by engineers while the head engineer was on vacation, and the head engineer just returned, signed everything off, and approved it.

wackymacky
Sep 21, 2009, 09:32 PM
Ummmm.

Seems like Apple runs the App store like "Joe's P.C wharehouse" were quantitiy of sales rather than quality of product is the name of the game.

Mr. Gates
Sep 21, 2009, 09:47 PM
So , whats the best way to search the mew Apps?
The App store is a total Joke, posting only a select few Apps that Apple seems to think people should buy.
The " NEW " category is nothing new at all ! That $#!t stays up for weeks sometimes, .....Jeez evern up to a month !

How are any developers supposed to get a fair shake with this stupid system?

1400 in ONE Day! ...............How do I as a potential buyer get a look at them or even know about there existence? There needs to be something better.

sunfast
Sep 22, 2009, 04:24 AM
But none of them were Doom :(

djellison
Sep 22, 2009, 05:33 AM
I still don't understand why people are upset about this. .

Because the App I've seen rejected is an awesome, education, informative, entirely child safe Astronomy based app - that because it loads Wiki pages ( about astronomy stuff) had to get an ADULT rating.

It's moronic. It's ignorant. It's insulting to devs.

Like so much with Apple - they very very nearly get it right, but jump into the ditch of stupidity at the last second.

robecq
Sep 22, 2009, 06:15 AM
Loads of crap -
WTF? :confused:
No way could a human actually be reviewing all these apps.....

Fans of pesto
Fans of Yemen
Fans of women
Fans of gophers
Fans of cities
Fans of #insert random word from the internet#

Check out this example.......:eek::eek::eek::eek:

Fans of gophers

Hello, Gophers fans!

This is the application that gets you ALL the inside information about Gophers.

Download now and experience the world of Gophers at your fingertips!

Designed from the bottom up, this feature rich application will keep you informed and entertained. Our award winning team has developed an extremely efficient state-of-the-art interface using proprietary black box technologies. Under the hood, FANS is wired to a global information network that works around the clock scanning millions of relevant data streams. Utilizing advanced data-mining techniques, we tirelessly assemble the most entertaining, up-to-the-minute facts that our users demand.

Features:

- News: Every significant newsfeed is cross-scanned minute-by-minute keeping you up to date.
- Tweets: All the latest Gophers tweets, the instant they are posted!
- Chat: The inside place to discuss Gophers with your fellow fans.
- Info: Important background information - "the back story", that gets new fans up to speed.
- Videos: Featuring 20 of the very best videos of Gophers, thanks to our friends at TubeWorks.

Download FANS of Gophers now!

NOTE: A Wi-Fi connection is required to watch videos.

BornAgainMac
Sep 22, 2009, 06:38 AM
I think someone had a hot date that weekend.

MacToddB
Sep 22, 2009, 06:46 AM
I was surprised when the Lite version of our newest game (Suppression) was approved on Sunday... looks like they're kicking it up a notch. They never used to work Sundays.

The last game I submitted (early Sept) was approved in 10 days... recently, an update was approved in 14 days. They're just playing catch-up.

I had 3 apps approved on Friday, 1 on Saturday, and 2 on Sunday!

Those first 3 had taken MONTHS but the other 3 only about a week!

And I've been able to talk to someone at Apple... They have been and continue working on weekends.

Gee, I hope the quality of their approval process wasn't compromised. 1400 in one day? How can you possibly thoroughly look at each app?

In my case, some apps had been rejected over keywords, so upon changing those, the obstacles were removed and 3 were approved quickly. So I can see how they might have batch approvals. It helps when they communicate better and tell us what they find objectionable.

thestaton
Sep 22, 2009, 08:37 AM
wreaks of desperation now that the spotlight is on them.

bruinsrme
Sep 22, 2009, 12:18 PM
I think they needed to to support the claims of the new commercial, 75000 apps.

obievil
Sep 22, 2009, 12:56 PM
honestly if they are going to continue to approve hundreds even thousand or more per week, they need to put in a section in the app store in iTunes "Apps approved last week" so you can go through them, and keep a history for like the last month or two.

because honestly. there are already so many, that getting that many more means it's going to take forever to find anything decent, I'd rather just flip through the screens in iTunes.

simongoldring
Sep 22, 2009, 01:15 PM
Safari has it's own restriction...

There is no apostrophe. This is because 'it's' is already 'taken' by 'it is'. It is the exception to the rule.

Thank you! :o

MacToddB
Sep 22, 2009, 01:17 PM
honestly if they are going to continue to approve hundreds even thousand or more per week, they need to put in a section in the app store in iTunes "Apps approved last week" so you can go through them, and keep a history for like the last month or two.

because honestly. there are already so many, that getting that many more means it's going to take forever to find anything decent, I'd rather just flip through the screens in iTunes.

I had 6 apps get approved this weekend, and only 3 showed up as New Releases. These were not updates, but new apps, and I had the Availability Date correctly set. They've got enough issues getting things to work, so I would look to AppShopper to see the New Releases, etc.

iTunes = PayPal. Use it to pay, but use other sources to shop.

It's the same advice I give to developers. Don't count on iTunes to do your marketing.

ckd
Sep 22, 2009, 02:12 PM
Still waiting for the new version of NetNewsWire for iPhone with Google Reader syncing to be approved.

(But they did approve the "upgrade" of Frotz. It can no longer download interactive fiction from the web; instead you browse IFDB, and then if you "download" something that's in Frotz's pre-loaded cache you get it...if it's not in the pre-loaded content you get a "sorry" dialog box.)

muxbox
Sep 24, 2009, 07:45 PM
The app store is becoming like youtube. If you think of it and search there is probably a video about it.

99% of the apps i look for have been made already. It's great. The other 1% i try and make myself!