Had my first crazy app rejection :(

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  1. fernandovalente macrumors 6502

    fernandovalente

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    Yesterday I just had my first non-sense app rejection. A major update which would bring a completely new app, Apple was rejected because the description mentioned it had radio stations like CNN and BBC. Note that I did NOT edit the description, they approved an app with the same description few time ago. That makes no sense. The e-mail I received and some screenshots are attached :(


    There are a lot of apps containing names like "CNN" and "BBC" on the description on the App Store.
     

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  2. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Wow that sucks looks like a good app.

    Hint, hint develop it for the Android platform. :D
     
  3. fernandovalente thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm getting tired of iOS development. Everything is complicated. You must submit your app to Apple, they must approve it. It takes too long to they to pay you. Sometimes I think about being just a Mac developer. Yes, I pretend to develop for Android, but I still have to study.
     
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  5. fernandovalente thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, it is. :)
     
  6. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe the reviewers coffee was cold that day. Send it in again and see what they say.

    Edit: when you send in an update and it gets rejected, does the app in the store also get removed? I don’t see an iPad version of this app in the iTunes store.
     
  7. fernandovalente thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did it and I hope it will get approved. Too bad it takes too long to be approved :(
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    So, remove the name reference.

    Might be a new thing that applies to new apps.
     
  9. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    how long is the whole process from hitting send in Application Loader to seeing your app in the store usually?
     
  10. fernandovalente thread starter macrumors 6502

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    About 7 days, but it may take more.
     
  11. ranguvar macrumors 6502

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    Apple says it takes less than a week in most cases. I once submitted an update to my app that fixed an important bug and it took a whole 2 weeks to go live. In the meantime, I got a lot of bad reviews, all referencing the bug that I had already fixed.

    Because of those crazy restrictions (and the fact that some apps (like the flashlight app that had hidden tethering capabilities) that Apple really tries to keep out of the store, still come through) I've been thinking about just putting my app for free on Cydia.
     
  12. fernandovalente thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cydia is great, but it's not profitable. That's why I will start focusing more on Mac development. Also, it's getting harder to make money on the AppStore. There are just too many fart/burp/unuseful apps, one more reason to move to the Mac. Maybe Android is good too :)
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    This looks worth a buck. :) And really, Apple was just covering their ass.
     

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