[OT] A tale of App Store rejection

David C. davidocoker at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 17:30:18 EST 2013

On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 2:51 PM, Warren Samples <warren at warrensweb.us> wrote:
> On 01/18/2013 12:46 PM, Robert Sneidar wrote:
>> Next morning you discover to your dismay that your HR department has been
>> overwhelmed with calls and emails in the hundreds of thousands, because
>> people ignored your prerequisites, and everyone from housewives with no
>> degree to gardeners and janitors filled out applications or called directly.
>> This is something like what Apple is up against. It's true that at first
>> Apple wanted volume. Now, not so much. One could say the early bird gets the
>> worm. Had this app been developed in the first 6 months of the app store
>> going online, I bet they would have snatched it up right away.
>> Bob
> This analogy does not diminish the point in any way that Apple may be
> denying users the ability to install and use applications which could be
> very useful to them, based on criteria which can be said to encourage and
> even demand bloat.
> Warren

<soap box>

Nor does it diminish the point that in truth, Apple shouldn't have any
control at all as to what either developers might want to build or
what the developer's customer might want to use. All of those
restrictions while having to pay an annual developer fee, jumping
through hoops while seeking their permission to give them a 30% cut of
your sales, all the while giving up direct interaction with your
customer base?

Over the years I've learned to "never say never", but I can say with
all honesty that it will be a cold day in a very warm place before
I'll jump through even the first hoop to offer an Apple store app.
Those who do shouldn't be complaining too much since you are just
getting what you ask for by allowing them to dictate every detail of
the terms.

I thoroughly hated Microsoft Corporation (and several of there
products) for years due to the unbearable beast that they became, but
on their worst day ever, they were several cuts above what the Apple
Corporation is now.

</soap box>

Sorry... some things just need to be said.

David C.

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