My little rant on App rejection due to offensive content and free speech arguments

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by iansilv, May 15, 2009.

  1. iansilv macrumors 65816

    Jun 2, 2007
    I don't get the free speech restriction arguments every time some controversial app is rejected by apple- if Apple rejects it, and you are so sure that your app is needed / wanted by everyone, release it as a jail-broken app and let it be downloaded there, or release it as standard mac shareware and sell it that way.

    The latest one I see is this holy picture app where you can put your face in a religious figure's face. It was rejected, and now the bitching is starting up.

    Apple is not limiting free speech- they are controlling quality.

    For anyone confused, free speech being limited occurs when a reporter is writing an editorial or a newspaper critical of Russia's government and in the process has an accident where a bullet enters his skull- Not when Apple decides some dumbass app is not up to par for mass market consumption.
  2. srl7741 macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world
    Soooo..... What are you trying to say? Tell us how you really feel.
  3. RedGreen macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2008
    Because when Apple approves an app that's been rejected previously, after the developer has done nothing more than change the name, that previous rejection must have been for quality control right?

    It's not about quality control, it's about PR, apple rejected Baby Shaker to avoid bad PR. Apple has proven that their app approval system is inconsistent at best.

    Apple is limiting free speech within the app store, but we have no inherent right to freedom of speech within Apple's playground.
  4. jman800 macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2008
    Get over it.

    I agree. Your making a App for THEIR company. Not yours. If they deny it, well then GET OVER IT. Ranting over it on Ol' Mac Forums IS NOT going to help you get accepted. Were not going to sign our name and send it to Apple so your App will be accepted. We. Don't. Care.

    Point=If your App is rejected by "The Man" try again.
  5. RedGreen macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2008
    Did you even read the OP's comments?

    You and the OP seem to be on the same page.
  6. iansilv thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 2, 2007
    Yeah- you understand I agree with you right?
  7. jman800 macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2008
    Yeah that wasn't directed towards you. :eek:

    I guess I made that confusing on who I was referring to. haha, sorry.
  8. iansilv thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 2, 2007
    No prob. It just amazed me that these idiots with the baby saker app, or the religious face app have some sense of entitlement or something. Thanks for agreeing with me.
  9. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    If I owned a company and was selling a product I would only want merchandise that fits my values.

    It looks like apple does too.

    So to those that don't like apples rules open your own store to sell your app.
    And believeme I am furtherst from being an apple fanboy.
  10. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Some people have to be reminded so darn often (Miss California, ahem) about this.

    Constitutional "free speech" means Congress shall make no law yada yada yada. Apple is not Congress, therefore Apple is free to do a whole lotta things. People are free to speak their apps on another platform.
  11. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    I think a lot of developer whining comes from inexperience. Some of them only know code. They may never have dealt with commerce or been self-employed before now.
  12. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    You're probably on to something. I'm betting a lot of developers are college programmers who lack the skills you just mentioned. Then you have people of all ages who can't think outside their little box. In a nutshell, its' the "Any sort of cheaper, lesser iPhone wouldn't sell because I want more features on my phone" crowd who doesn't know a thing about market trends and, sometimes, just common sense. I had an ex-friend who didn't get that I didn't like my place to smell like dog pee and cigarettes and for him to do nothing but play World of Warcraft when I was at work and he wasn't paying rent. Stupid is as stupid does.
  13. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Yeah.. and it's the lack of quality of the app that makes controversial apps get rejected. It takes a quality, useful app like.. farting to get passed through. :eek:
  14. JCastro macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    I agree 100%. If I were running the store, I would want to control the types of apps that I would see or not sell. I can't blame them. I am sure Apple could do a better job giving guidelines as to what is appropriate and what isn't. I can understand the frustration Devs must feel when they work hard on something only to have it rejected.

    Now that is funny as crap! :eek:
  15. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    You might have a point if jail-breaking was fully lawful in all countries.

    It isn't.

  16. iansilv thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 2, 2007
    I have a point iirregardless of your quasi intellectual jailbreaking argument. Don't like it? Buy a different phone. People botching about jailbreaking are not having their free speech obstructed.

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