Idea to apple review rejection?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by nichlaspro, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. nichlaspro macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2015
    Hi all!

    For about 1 month ago I tried to submit an app to App Store but I got rejected and the reason was this:

    20.2 - Official rules for sweepstakes and contests must be presented in the App and make it clear that Apple is not a sponsor or involved in the activity in any manner

    Then I wrote to a employee for Apple and he replied: "Hello,

    To be in compliance with 20.2 it would be appropriate to have explicit statement that Apple is not affiliated with contest.

    We are looking forward to your further response.

    Best Regards,

    Apple Review Team"

    But the screen which shows what you would be able to get from my app. At that screen I had already made this text:

    But as I've written above, they did not think that text was enough...?

    So here comes the question: Do you have any idea to what I can do to make it clear that apple is not a sponsor. Could I pop an alert at start of the app, where there would be written that Apple is not a sponsor. Or what would you do???

  2. DannyBres macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2007
    It is pretty obvious, you have implied Apple are not invloved. Explicitly state it.
  3. JohnsonK macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2014
    It is a little hard to understand your english on the screenshot, perhaps ask/hire someone to translate it from your native language
  4. xArtx macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2012
    Your colour scheme is worse than some of Apple’s.
    They wouldn’t give that the time for their eyes to adjust let alone read it.

    One thing you might try is putting it in the user’s face in black and white
    for the first program session only.
    You could write a key, set it to 1 on the App’s first launch so that when the
    key is checked on the first launch it has never been written yet.

    That way you could be in your face with a banner, but not show the bold one again.
  5. nichlaspro thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2015
    Okay, could you also suggest an alert which says that instead of that yellow text?


    It's my first app submission so I know I maybe sounds like a huge noob:-(
  6. xArtx macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2012
    I didn’t actually notice the English.. told you I wouldn’t read it :D

    The simplest thing I can think up:
    “Apple is not affiliated with this App,
    or a sponsor of any competition presented in the App."

  7. nichlaspro thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2015
    Thaannnnkkkss! But would you place that text in an alert at the start of the app or in another window??

    I appreciate it!
  8. AppSwage macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2015
    First, you really should get this re-written as the English is poor. From a conversational or social point of view it may be okay as we get the gist but not from a product point of view.

    Second, placement depends on your app of which we can only see 1 screen from your post. So it really depends and it does not look like Apple is complaining about placement so much as about their desire to be prominently disassociated with your sweepstakes.
  9. nichlaspro thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2015
    Uh yea, forgot to tell that this is not at the main screen, it's a window which pops up when you have clicked a button, my "What can I win button";-)
  10. xArtx macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2012
    You could use an alert and have in only pop up once at first launch,
    or if the App was deleted and re-downloaded.
  11. nichlaspro thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2015
    Thanks, I'll do that!
  12. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    I would say have a checkbox or button that the user has to hit to acknowledge that the message was presented to them - whether they actually read it or not is their own problem.

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