Apple Approved Nearly 1400 iPhone Apps Last Friday

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    AppShopper notes 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 for its mobile devices.
    Apple on Friday also launched 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
     
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    Someone was trigger happy.
     
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    I wonder if most of those apps were previous denials? Hope these are without BUGS....:eek:
     
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    Unfortunately Dropbox still has not been. :( Going on a month now since it was submitted.
     
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    seems like somebody just wanted OUT and to start the weekend!
     
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    ahh can't wait for dropbox. i'll really have no use for airsharing anymore.. :/
     
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    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?
     
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    Yet still no iKeepass :(
     
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    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.
     
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    And yet...Surprise!...no Google Voice. :rolleyes:
     
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    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.
     
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    now that is a lot of apps for one day. the total app count just keeps on climbing
     
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    OK, so has anyone found a single quality app released last Friday?
     
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    Maybe they finally hired more people....
     
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    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.
     
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    they're still "studying" it :D
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    But none of them were Doom :(
     
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    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.
     
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    Loads of crap -
    WTF? :confused:
    No way could a human actually be reviewing all these apps.....

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    I think someone had a hot date that weekend.
     

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