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Danish firm Mediaprovider has announced that its new app - a digital magazine presentation of all things Android - has been rejected for inclusion in the App Store by the...
11-29-2010, 10:22 AM #1
Apple Rejects Android-centric App for the App Store
Danish firm Mediaprovider has announced that its new app - a digital magazine presentation of all things Android - has been rejected for inclusion in the App Store by the people at Apple. It's a peculiar development, especially since Apple hasn't enforced a blanket policy effectively banishing all competing brands, operating systems, and smartphone makers from acknowledgment in the App Store. For example, "Androidworld Reader" - an Android news application - has been available since April of this year.
Incredibly, however, Brian Dixen of Mediaprovider says his rejected app - Android Magasinet - was shot down primarily because it focuses exclusively on Android content. In the past, Dixen hasn't encountered any barricade to the App Store, especially with his other approved creations - like iPhone Magasinet, which similarly deals with news and content exclusively about the iPhone. Understandably, Dixen appears to feel that Apple is being overtly hypocritical yet again in deciding which apps make the cut and which don't.
"It's funny really because I don't think we would sell many magazines on Android through Apple App Store, but the question is where this is going," says Dixen, who didn't reveal the specifics of his Apple rejection letter, but evaluates the decision to be one made in light of the app's exclusive focus on one of Apple's biggest competitors.
11-29-2010, 10:27 AM #2
I'm sure McDonalds wound't let KFC or ANYONE for that matter advertise KFC material in a McDonalds store so why is this any different.
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11-29-2010, 10:55 AM #7
He actually thought he could get the app into the store...lol! Moron...
11-29-2010, 11:08 AM #8
This would be like Amazon not allowing 'how to use an iPad' book to be used on a Kindle.
A search of the Amazon 'Kindle Store' find 962 titles relating to 'iPad'.
Lighten up, Apple.
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11-29-2010, 11:22 AM #9
really apple, really? its a just an app about android, and if you were that confident about your OS and not consider android as a threat you would allow it in the appstore
11-29-2010, 11:30 AM #10
I guess that streak of not being rejected by Apple affected his common sense
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11-29-2010, 11:34 AM #11
Let's remember Apple don't care about what their customers want.
11-29-2010, 11:35 AM #12
This is a competition, so this shouldn't be a surprise. Who's gonna read about a droid on there idevice? Thats like Toyota putting Honda material in there cars.
11-29-2010, 11:54 AM #13
The AppStore is a private business....what the hell does he expect?
11-29-2010, 11:54 AM #14
I think it's kinda odd that Apple didn't approve this either. Right now, I'm replying from the MMI app which is almost exclusively related to jailbreaking.....! Apples weird...
11-29-2010, 12:00 PM #15Let's go Red Wings!
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11-29-2010, 01:08 PM #17
Things like this are EXACTLY why Apple should NOT be the sole source of apps for iOS devices.
11-29-2010, 01:50 PM #18
lol why would he even try...
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