Pandora 40 hour limit

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Looon, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Looon macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know why Pandora's 40 hour limit doesn't affect the iphone version of the service? Is it a glitch that they just haven't fixed after all this time or are the doing it on purpose? It seems like eventually they'll have to do something about this
     
  2. gks macrumors 6502

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    I suspect it has to do with the App Store policies. You can't do "demo" apps. So... it probably falls under that.
     
  3. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8G4 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I think it's because they pay royalties for every song played and the ads shown on the desktop declines as you reach the 40 hour limit and the mobile version shows a consistent number of ads, allowing them to play more songs.
     
  4. gks macrumors 6502

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    Pretty sure that's not the case. Apple's App Store policy is simple. Your app has to remain functioning indefinitely. It cannot have a time limit on it or any bogus "Demo" issues. You can make a "Lite" app that has fewer features, but you can't make it stop functioning after a week or a a month. It has to continue to keep functioning. If Pandora stopped functioning after 40 hours, then it would effectively be a demo that stopped functioning. Thus, breaking the App Store rules.
     

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