My Spoof App Rejected.

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by SAG3194, May 10, 2009.

  1. SAG3194 macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys I submitted an application called Spoof Call that basically does what the title states. I have been in review for 7 months. I submitted 5 version and all of which got rejected today. I researched it and Caller ID Spoofing is not illegal and no where in the license agreement does it say that I can't spoof call.

    Dear SAG3194,

    Thank you for submitting Spoof Unlimited to the App Store. We've reviewed Spoof Unlimited and determined that we cannot post this version of your iPhone application to the App Store at this time because it allows users to anonymously make calls and/or wrongly identifies the caller ID of the phone (known as Caller ID spoofing). We have chosen to not publish this type of application to the App Store.

    If you believe you can make the necessary modifications to bring your application in compliance with iPhone Software License Agreement, we encourage you to do so and resubmit it for review.

    Regards,

    iPhone Developer Program
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  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    It's not exactly surprising that this wouldn't be allowed to be honest.
     
  3. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

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    Did you incorporate any checks to ensure that one does not plug in "the white house" or "Local PD" for the ID? If not, this seems cut and dry to me.
     
  4. SAG3194 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its a number not text.
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    And thats all that matters here.

    Their store, their rules. Apple doesnt want any more fake outrages at stupid apps.
     
  6. GTDaveMac macrumors regular

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    I was just about to say the same thing as the last poster... I see why, and to be honest, I am glad Apple is not allowing this... Caller ID spoofing is often employed to scam or manipulate people, and there is a "Truth in Caller ID Act." in the Senate right now.
     
  7. djcraze macrumors regular

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    This seems like something that should be posted to the Cydia Store to be honest..
     
  8. inbrissy macrumors member

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    Perhaps a silly comment, but why would you want to spoof your caller ID?

    If you have the intention to be someone you're not then by definition you're scamming the person you're calling?

    If its such a big deal to now show your Caller ID, then simply turn it off.

    I also am glad that these types of Apps don't make it into the App Store.
     
  9. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you should focus on HIDING rather than spoofing.

    HideMyID is already a published app, and from the reviews (and screenshots) it looks like you could easily improve upon it. The developer has a habit of creating a fake ID here and posting allegedly anonymous reviews of his apps.
     
  10. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    There's the apps market right there. Do you think any carrier would be happy with Aplle okaying an app that did spoofing?
     
  11. quen macrumors newbie

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    Frankly speaking,I very hate anonymous call. > <
     
  12. Fe1 macrumors regular

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    Thank you, Apple...

    (No offence, but come on. This is a stalker's dream come true)
     
  13. alchemistmuffin macrumors 6502

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    Don't blame Apple on this.

    It's at&t's fault. They put this restriction on the iPhone: NO CALL SPOOFING.

    My suggestion: Complain to at&t, and post the app to Cydia.

    Again, it's at&t, since Apple has to put at&t policy on the app store. It's not illegal, you are right on that, but at&t makes the final call on certain cellular restrictions on the app.
     
  14. SAG3194 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I updated the app and resubmitted. Hopefully they will add the updated version.
     
  15. dejo Moderator

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    What did you change that makes you think they'll reconsider?
     
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  17. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    He presumably made the change I suggested. Apple seems to allow HIDING but not SPOOFING. See below.

     
  18. aandf1978 macrumors member

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    I for one hope your App never gets approved and I could only hope and dream that your DEV Account would be cancelled. You are the type of developer that has tarnished the idea of the app store and has made it a joke. There was a alot of buzz when the announcement of the App Store came about, think of all the useful apps that could be created to allow this phone to be the most power, useful and versitile phone on the market, but instead thanks to Apple's lowered standards and childish and idiotic developers like yourself, we have an App Store that is flooded with Apps like ifart and ivomit and ispoof and other iCRAP!!!! GROW UP!!!! This is a $600 iPod/Phone that is the most elite phone in the world, not a $600 fart machine or call spoofer!!! Remember when you go to buy the iPhone you are buying it at the (in the US) AT&T Store or the Apple Store, NOT SPENCERS GIFTS!!!!!!!
     
  19. kas23 macrumors 603

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    This would actually be an entertaining app, but I see why it was rejected. Only spoof apps that are devoid of any and all sense of utility are allowed. You should have at least learned that over the last 7 months.
     
  20. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I have no connection to this developer, but don't you think you're being a bit harsh? I do not own one single "spoof app" (because I too think they are garbage). But, I think you're giving Apple too much credit here. Each app apparently goes through a rigorous approval process, so to leave Apple out of your iCrap equation would be erroneous. In fact, Apple profits from these apps as well. So, remove Apple from your "elite" pedestool and view them for what they are - just another corporation trying to cash in on the ignorance of the human race. If you think these developers are dragging the iPhone through the mud, so is Apple.
     
  21. yg17 macrumors G5

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    What tarnishes the App Store is Apple's censorship and their belief that I can't use my phone, that I paid for, as a $600 fart machine or call spoofer if I want to.
     
  22. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    $600 fart machine yes, but spoofing imposes on the receiver of the call and if it's not illegal, it's unethical.

    Besides, for $600.99, you can have hundreds of sounds, not just farts! (end commercial!!!)
     
  23. Maconer macrumors newbie

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    I hate apples censorship. If the app is not illegal let the people have it if they want it.
     
  24. jalpert macrumors 6502

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    Why do you think the appstore is flooded with ifart and ivomit and ispoof and other "iCRAP?" Let me answer that for you, BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE BUYING IT. If nobody bought it, it wouldn't make any money, and people would stop making it.

    Grow up? Isn't it a free country for people to act how they want to act as long as they aren't breaking any laws?

    I think I get it, you don't like it so nobody should be able to have it, is that right? You think it's dumb therefore it should be censored? By people purchasing these apps, the market has spoken. I hate wal-mart, I don't think they should exist. If I could vote on the subject I would vote that they don't exist. However I do not believe that because I don't like them they should be banned. I am not going to start a movement to ban them either.

    You need to grow up. Not everyone likes what you like and just because you don't like it doesn't mean it shouldn't exist. Be careful about the decisions you ask be made for you, you might find that one day you wish you had some more choices.

     
  25. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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