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  • AppStore Rejection Letters are Not Public Info
    With the recent string of AppStore rejections devs of apps like Podcaster have been posting the typically flimsy rejection reasons given by Apple. It appears Apple doesn't like the bad press they have received because of this and now have made it clear the contents of Apple rejection letters may not be shared with a new line in the letters:

    "THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MESSAGE IS UNDER NON-DISCLOSURE"

    While it is not totally clear whether or not the original NDA that developers are required to sign covers these rejection letters there is no doubt now that if your app is rejected from the AppStore Apple expects you to keep quite and not share the details. You don't want to feel the wrath of Apple do you?

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: AppStore Rejection Letters are Not Public Info started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. heath_rox's Avatar
      heath_rox -
      i think its fair they have all the right in the world to talk about apple rejecting there app
      apple seem to forget sometimes about what you can do what you want with what you own
    1. BigE2333's Avatar
      BigE2333 -
      screw them! they are trying to monopolize and intimidate every aspect of the iphone
    1. 461am's Avatar
      461am -
      Could someone please point me to a copy of the original non-disclosure agreement? Or is that under wraps too?
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      This is why Apple sux.

      I'm extremely happy with my JasJam. It's 100x better than iPhone
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      Doesn't them rejecting the app make the NDA not exist? or does apple just own you no matter what?
    1. 461am's Avatar
      461am -
      I'm thinking the only time the nda is lifted would be if you got completely kicked out of the developers program.
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Today @ PC World Apple App Store Ban: Android, Here's Your Chance


      The guys at Google have got to be smiling. A double shot of iPhone App Store banning has mobile developers fuming -- and could provide just the ammo Android needs for its upcoming launch.

      Apple has officially kicked two popular apps out of its App Store over the past days. Podcaster, a program that lets you circumvent iTunes to directly download podcasts, found out it was getting the "REJECTED" stamp just before the weekend. Now, the makers of the popular tethering tool NetShare are sharing a similar plight. NetShare disappeared without notice in August. Its creators now say they've finally been told they too are banned for good.

      Developers such as Fraser Speirs, who crafted the Flickr browsing app Exposure, are taking strong stands in light of the news. "I will never write another iPhone application for the App Store as currently constituted," Speirs states in a recent blog. "Apple's current practice of rejecting certain applications at the final hurdle -- submission to the App Store -- is disastrous for investor confidence," he says.

      Now enter Android. The open source mobile system is set to hit the market any moment, with the much-anticipated T-Mobile device expected to be revealed within weeks. While Google's operating system has suffered its own share of blips along the way, the anger over Apple may be just what it needs to attract positive attention. Android's app "market," as it's being called, will not be moderated or controlled. Instead, any developer will be able to register, directly upload his product and enter a description, and presto -- it's live. Users, not administrators, will vote on apps and determine their placement within the site.

      If the first Android phone hits stores soon, the timing could not be better. At a moment when a dictatorship-style approach is causing such grief, the notion of a democratic alternative may have more appeal than ever expected.
    1. albior's Avatar
      albior -
      what's baffling me is that they're repeating what Sony did with the psp hacks, and they're gonna get $$$ed all the way, just like Sony
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Apple really are killing the iPhone slowly, but jailbreaking revives it again.

      Just distribute all the apps that get rejected through Installer.

      Soz Cydia, but your not good enough yet, gives me ALOD 95% off the time.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      stupid apple.
    1. jimbeam4581's Avatar
      jimbeam4581 -
      I cant wait until someone gets android on the iPhone. That might wake apple up.
    1. sogo's Avatar
      sogo -
      Quote Originally Posted by jimbeam4581 View Post
      I cant wait until someone gets android on the iPhone. That might wake apple up.
      I think the closest we'll get to that is a theme.
    1. kelticfury's Avatar
      kelticfury -
      This may be just the kind of thing that will drive app developers to the android platform.
    1. robbpell's Avatar
      robbpell -
      they rejected my app because they said they wanted to steal my idea!

      jj at least the developers are not in the dark anymore so they could possible fix it up and re submit it.
    1. Katya's Avatar
      Katya -
      Apple stinks ! that's dictature ! so, late november, when HTC Touch HD will be on the market, I'll get one ........ I'm fed up by waiting improvments that didn't came even more than a year after ! and by the attitude of Apple . Bye bye Apple-iPhone .
    1. jimbeam4581's Avatar
      jimbeam4581 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sogo View Post
      I think the closest we'll get to that is a theme.
      It could happen. I think its just a matter of drivers and thing of that nature.........the whole thing is open source and every part of android should be available for anyone who wants it by the end of the year.

      Its Linux you can put that on anything LOL!
    1. boredpnoy's Avatar
      boredpnoy -
      apple you suck for the rejection of useful apps that could benifit the users...ill be lookin into the HTC Touch which has everything that a phone should and need...
    1. jailbait28's Avatar
      jailbait28 -
      how ridiculous. i can see not wanting bad press but i hardly would consider it slander for pointing out flimsy rejection details
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by boredpnoy View Post
      apple you suck for the rejection of useful apps that could benifit the users...ill be lookin into the HTC Touch which has everything that a phone should and need...
      no it doesnt,

      try making an app for it.

      or better yet, contact htc and see if the will EVER release their OS for developers.

      not gonna happen.

      you will be back.

      you all will be back.
    1. WillyDavidK's Avatar
      WillyDavidK -
      Quote Originally Posted by jimbeam4581 View Post
      It could happen. I think its just a matter of drivers and thing of that nature.........the whole thing is open source and every part of android should be available for anyone who wants it by the end of the year.

      Its Linux you can put that on anything LOL!
      Yes, but the iPhone is NOT open source, and a lot of the hardware is unknown.