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Apple is doing difficult - reject app


This morning I got a mail :
2.12 Apps that are not very useful or do not provide any lasting entertainment value may be rejected

They are really holding down new apps that they think that are not usefull. With their new rules they can crack down any program, although you did a fine job.


— asked October 15th 2010 by Johan Pyfferoen
  • apple appstore
  • Sorry to hear that, short of some offensive I'm not sure how they can fairly apply such a subjective rule. If you are comfortable doing so can you share what your app did?

    — commented October 15th 2010 by Brian Raymond
  • My app is playing a soundfile to help people with hypnosis to get rid of smoking in 14 days. I have made a website for this : http://www.quitsmokingnow.tk/ and I also participate in a contest with this design and program.

    They also hammer a lot on HTML5.

    Extra Reply from Apple:
    Thank you for your reply. It would be appropriate to incorporate additional features within your application to enhance the user experience.

    Alternatively, you may wish to consider building a web app using HTML5.
    HTML5 is the major new version of HTML and enables audio and video to play
    natively in the browser without requiring proprietary plug-ins. Using HTML5,
    a web app looks and behaves like native iPhone and iPad applications, and
    using HTML5's Offline Application Cache, your web applications work even
    when the device is offline. With web apps, you have flexibility to deliver
    as much or as little functionality as you desire.

    — commented October 15th 2010 by Johan Pyfferoen

1 Answer

  • If all your app does is play a file, then no, its not going to get approved. It has to have actual functionality. They're not allowing anymore apps like that, along with fart apps, or things that are just plain dumb.

    Spice yours up a little, have it read some RSS feeds, a contact page, SOMETHING besides just playing a file.

    — answered October 15th 2010 by Josh Lewis
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