iPad App "Needs Additional Review Time"?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Patoma16, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    May 19, 2010
    Ok, so I spent literally two months making the most thorough guide for Zombies (in call of duty black ops). All graphics where made by me, and I made sure to not use any copyrighted names, and images. I even made a "References" section within the app giving credit to all the sites where I "scraped" info from etc. So, after waiting for review for 2 weeks, yesterday the App finally changed to "In Review". So, I got all excited, etc. So, today, a few hours ago, actually, I get an email from apple saying, "Dear Patricio Guerra,
    We are currently reviewing an app that you submitted for inclusion on the App Store, and want to let you know that the review process will require additional time. We apologize for the delay and will provide you with an update on the status of your app as soon as possible." So, I did a little research and found out the majority of devs whom receive this email get rejected. So, now I'm all worried. Will I get rejected? What the hell will happen. The app contains no copyrighted game images, and all graphics within the app where created by me in Photoshop. I didn't even mention Call of Duty anywhere in the description or even in the app, just its abbreviation, COD. So, can someone please help me out here. I literally put months into R&D, and don't want to get rejected.
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Perhaps, but...
    Do you have permission from all these sites to repurpose their content into your app?
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    May 19, 2010
    Well they stuff I "scraped" where quite generic. Like a guns power, and fire rate. Stuff they probably didn't even generate themselves.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    In my experience, when Apple needs additional time to review an app, it does get rejected. But also in my experience, it's usually something as easy as changing wording (maybe copyrighted material) or images (also maybe copyrighted material). Don't panic. Apple usually gets back to you in a day or two and will give you a good explanation of what needs to be changed in the Resolution Center. I've literally made changes to appease Apple in 5 minutes and had my app go from rejected to accepted. The only bad part is waiting another 4 days to a week for them to review it again.
  5. macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Whenever I've been rejected and I resubmit, it gets reviewed very quickly, like the same same day. Of course this may not happen in all cases, but I think if you only have a simple change to make, you get bumped to the front on the review queue, or into a different, shorter line.

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