Come on Apple...approve it already!

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Mac Me Up, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Mac Me Up macrumors regular

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    Ok, so I submitted an update to an existing app 2 weeks ago for approval. A few days ago I got an email simply telling me to upload my binary again. So I did that, and then 4 days later I get another email telling me my app has been rejected because my application icon does not match my large icon...and this may confuse users. What the :confused:

    Well not much I can do here except update my large icon, which I've done. No one's guess as to how they will take to approve it now...

    Just thought I'd post this in case anyone else makes the same mistake, apparently your application icon and large icon have to look similar to each other...I don't remember reading that anywhere in their docs :(
     
  2. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    I think in those little cases, they should approve it, but not let it go out until you change it...having approve of it all over again would be annoying.

    And really? Don't a lot of applications have different icons?

    Lonely Planet, Platinum Solitaire especially, Super Monkey Ball, etc.

    btw, for SMB, I consider it different since it looks really nice in iTunes, but so bad on the device cause of that weird shadow effect.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    In other similar processes, like the peer reviewing process for journal articles, there's an option for reviewers to "approve with minor modifications" or the like. They list an explicit set of changes that must be made for approval and kick it back. Then you have a fast track back to where you were before.

    Maybe Apple has that fast track on the back side (i.e. you don't see it, but when the next reviewer looks at your app, they can see the previous reviewers' remarks).

    But either way, it does seem like there should be something to expedite the approval of apps that are acceptable but have some issue.

    On the other hand, it could be that they have some kind of minimal quality checklist, this was on that list, your app didn't meet it, and so it was kicked back to you without its more advanced aspects being investigated....
     

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