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This could explain a lot. It seems the folks at Apple may be using a special computer screening technology to filter App Store submissions. Macnn.com covered the report by Daring...
11-17-2009, 07:14 AM #1
Computer Screening to Blame for Inconsistent App Rejections?
This could explain a lot.
It seems the folks at Apple may be using a special computer screening technology to filter App Store submissions.
Macnn.com covered the report by Daring Fireball blogger John Gruber, who suggests that Apple may have expanded its iPhone app review process to include computerized filtering.
The new "static analysis tools" are designed to catch developers trying to use Apple's private APIs, which the iPhone SDK terms explicitly prohibits.
But before we all get the idea that Apple has abolished any human involvement in the app screening process, let's not get too far ahead of ourselves. If such a "filter" really does exist, such technology is probably utilized purely for security concerns at Apple.
Apple is believed to restrict use of private APIs because of security concerns or compatibility issues if the features have yet to be finalized. The company has been known to leave the rule unenforced, however, as many apps have been approved even with private APIs.
The automated filtering process is expected to help the company quickly spot violators of the SDK. It remains unclear if the rules will be strictly enforced, or if a certain amount of flexibility will remain.
11-17-2009, 07:40 AM #2
I've considered something like this for a while... there are so many apps already in the store as strict as they are, there's just no telling how many are submitted (but I'd be willing to bet at least twice the amount that make it through are rejected.
Regardless, Apple makes powerful software. I'm sure the accuracy on this filtering system is probably pretty close to what it would be if it was done by hand.
11-17-2009, 08:21 AM #3
11-17-2009, 11:37 AM #4
11-17-2009, 01:37 PM #5
automated like a slot machine
11-17-2009, 03:55 PM #6
Not all or every part of the process is automated. I have apps that have been denied for having the "+" button (which is supposed to be used for adding addresses) in my app to add non-address/contact related info to my view. So this probably was done manually.
11-17-2009, 04:00 PM #7
11-17-2009, 05:23 PM #8
I'm not too surprised by this, but Apple needs to make a change in their reviewing and policies.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
11-17-2009, 05:53 PM #9
Man, I'd be pissed if I spent a lot of time making an app just to have it denied without even being looked at.
11-17-2009, 06:43 PM #10
11-17-2009, 09:12 PM #11
Clearly they didn't do a good job filtering out when the iMobster guy took peoples cell numbers. People who are you kidding. What's stopping apple from having all your info its not like they write the scripts. oh waitt.. it is.
11-18-2009, 12:11 AM #12
makes sense yeah?....so many apps..so little time/killall Terminal
11-18-2009, 02:34 AM #13
The solution seems simple...
It seems any app that mentions the word "Fart" or makes far noises gets approved, so just mention "Fart" somwhere in the code, or add a sound file for a fart!
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