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  • Apple Outlaws 'Android' from The App Store


    Apple has finally gone and done it. They've laid down the law. Really. Never again will the word "Android" be permitted within the hallowed digital walls of the App Store.

    Hey, at least this time Apple is actually being up front and perfectly clear about what's rubbing them the wrong way. Usually we're left left guessing why a particular app is rejected or ignored for months on end in "application purgatory."

    But thanks to the hard-learned lesson from Tim Novikof, the genius behind the "Flash of Genius" app, now developers everywhere know not to use the word Android - not in the app's title and not in the app's description. From the looks of it, just thinking of the word "Android" could prevent an app from gaining approval.

    Apparently "Android" is a four-letter word in Cupertino.
    In case you're wondering, Novikof simply submitted his app to Apple with an innocuous reference to how well it fared in Google's Android Developer Challenge. But Apple wasn't having any of it. Indeed, they mean business this time. And although it's no secret that Google is a competitor more than an immediate threat to Cupertino's titans of technology, Apple is plainly eager to implement the old "out of sight, out of mind" strategy for its App Store. And, as a result, don't expect to see any references to "Android" ever again.

    Ever.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Outlaws 'Android' from The App Store started by Michael Essany View original post