[OT] A tale of App Store rejection

Warren Samples warren at warrensweb.us
Sun Jan 20 18:56:35 EST 2013

On 01/20/2013 04:10 PM, Robert Sneidar wrote:
> They are saying, "can you make more utilitarian and useful to the
> general market?" Why is that pissing so many people off in the name
> of freedom? I don't get it. It seems some, not you I think, have a
> bone to pick with apple, and this seems an easy target.

Whose argument are you dismissing as being probably disingenuous? It 
might be that this is the bone and here it is being picked, no?

As far as "they are saying, "can you make.."" I wonder why it's so hard 
for you to understand why that strikes some people as arrogant and 
unacceptable. Not that I'm saying you have to agree and support this 
position, but that you say you don't get it.

It's ironic that you chose the word "utilitarian" because that word 
often describes a simple tool that serves its purpose without frills or 
adornment. Precisely what might cause an app to be rejected as in this 
case. As for the "general market" part of your comment, can't we ask, 
does failing to serve a large group of people mean that something is not 
acutely useful to some smaller group for which it is intended? I really 
don't think either part of your statement is true regarding this 
particular rationale for rejection. It seems to me that Apple is saying 
"it just doesn't have enough bells and whistles to fit the image of 
'kewl' that we want to maintain for our devices". Just that simple.

I don't feel Apple has any interest that justifiably trumps the interest 
of consumers to determine for themselves what is useful and valuable or 
the interests of developers who have an idea they believe is useful and 
worth their time to develop and attach their name to. There are a lot of 
people who still adhere to the adage that less is more. Certainly at 
least a few of them use iDevices.



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