Edit: Scott McKenna app approved!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Jeremy1026, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

    Jeremy1026

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    Edit:
    I am very happy to announce that Apple has changed their policy and thus, accepted the application for Scott McKenna. It released today and is free to download. It feature 4 songs from 2 albums, information about his tour dates and a feed from his twitter account. If you are a fan of music, specifically rock/alternative, I would recommend you at least check out this guy. You can download the app by following the link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scott-mckenna/id322170226?mt=8

    Thank you Apple for changing your policy to allow this (and other apps like it) app.


    Original Post:
    I wrote a free app for Scott McKenna, to help him promote his music. I submitted it to Apple only to be denied. For what reason you ask? Because "Your app downloads media files that are not managed by the iTunes application, which also manages media files, we believe this would be confusing to the user." That's all well and dandy, except the app does NOT download and media files. They are stored within the application bundle. I want to know why the larger artists such as Death Cab For Cutie and Nine Inch Nails are permitted to have their apps in the store, since they provide the same functionality.

    Basically, I just want to know why Apple lets other apps with the same functionality through, but deny mine. I know I won't get the answer here, but maybe a little publicity will get Scott's app in the store.

    Below are a couple of screenshots from the app:
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  2. angle macrumors regular

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    Nine Inch Nails streams the music...it doesn't come with the app.
     
  3. Jeremy1026 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Which seems to be their problem with my application.

     
  4. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Maybe the Apple guy reads the forums and saw your behavior in that battery app yuy's thread. It's like reverse favorites.
     
  5. sammich macrumors 601

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    Hmm, so what category does TapTap Revenge fall into?
     
  6. sleeks macrumors member

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    Does your app stream or download or already have the music on it.

    The big difference to apple is if it downloads, then why would a user ever want to purchase the music from itunes....if it streams, then it should pass.
     
  7. Jeremy1026 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I am very happy to announce that after almost 6 months of back and forth with Apple, this app is FINALLY available for download.

    It is 100% free, so if you are into music, specifically rock/alternative I recommend you check it out. It can be downloaded by following the link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scott-mckenna/id322170226?mt=8
     

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