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been rejected, this kind of app cannot be allowed?

10-06-2009, 01:27 AM
#1
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been rejected, this kind of app cannot be allowed?

I made a free promotional app i.DecideSP to promot i.Decide,which is a decision maker


in i.DecideSP ,when user spin, the screen will seams cracked


this is a promo app based on i.Decide
but has nothing to with decision maker.
hey! do you want to pull a prank on your friends?
tell them how handy to make decisions with i.Decide . it will do much better if you have the original version of i.Decide.
Just show them i.Decide,Then discretely switch over to i.DecideSP and ask your friend to start it off. Unsuspectingly, the screen will appear cracked! Your friend will immediately think that your device is broken! All you have to do is shake the device to reset it.
There are several other effects to keep the fun going!



but I got reject today

says below

Thank you for submitting your application to App Store. Unfortunately, your application, i.DecideSP, cannot be added to the App Store because it uses standard iPhone screen images in a non-standard way, potentially resulting in user confusion. Changing the behavior of standard iPhone graphics, actions, and images, or simulating failures of those graphics, actions, or images is a violation of the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement which requires applications to abide by the Human Interface Guidelines. Please refer to the attached screenshots as examples.

that mean this kind od app will not allowed?

what should I do?

edit in 11-4

I changed to when you touch the screen, the pointer will fly away,and after a month,it's finally out

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=333208454&mt=8

Last edited by fwish; 11-03-2009 at 11:06 PM.
10-06-2009, 01:36 AM
#2
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It's because it shows the screen cracking. Apple hasn't allowed that for awhile now. Remove the cracked screen image and it should be fine.

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10-06-2009, 01:45 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pharmx View Post
It's because it shows the screen cracking. Apple hasn't allowed that for awhile now. Remove the cracked screen image and it should be fine.
thanks ,but cracking thing is what this app all about

you mean remain the app, just remove the screenshot?
10-06-2009, 02:00 AM
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You have to remove that feature from the app. Removing the screen shot only will not get it approved. You have to remove the screen crack from the app entirely.

You can't display an iPhone failure of any kind. You can't use a iPhone image in your app that could be misrepresented. If you could get around by not using the crack screen then you should be fine. So you will have to find another alternative.

Could you explain more on why you display the crack? im not sure what your app is about from looking at the screen shots.

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10-06-2009, 03:55 AM
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It seems a bit silly Apple won't allow that. It's not like anybody's going to believe their screen is cracked.
10-06-2009, 03:59 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EssentialParadox View Post
It seems a bit silly Apple won't allow that. It's not like anybody's going to believe their screen is cracked.
You would be surprised lol

There are some people out there who would believe that they may have broke their phone on accident.

If you read technical support faqs you would see things like

Problem: If your computer has trouble turning on
Solution: Make sure it is plugged in

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10-06-2009, 04:08 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fwish View Post
thanks ,but cracking thing is what this app all about
I thought this app was all about making decisions...
10-06-2009, 04:18 AM
#8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tuzzo View Post
I thought this app was all about making decisions...
here is what this app for

this is a promo app based on i.Decide
but has nothing to with decision maker.
hey! do you want to pull a prank on your friends?

tell them how handy to make decisions with i.Decide . it will do much better if you have the original version of i.Decide.

Just show them i.Decide,Then discretely switch over to i.DecideSP and ask your friend to start it off. Unsuspectingly, the screen will appear cracked! Your friend will immediately think that your device is broken! All you have to do is shake the device to reset it.

There are several other effects to keep the fun going!

this app is free,just to promot i.Decide,but if this cracking thing cannot be allowed this app is useless
10-06-2009, 04:42 AM
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You are going to have to come up with another strategy with that.

One thing I can think of to savage your promo app is this:

i.DecideSP can test the personality type of the person holding the device. You can make up a fictional story like:

This app can determine the personality type by how the user holds the phone and detects the heart rate in the user's hand.

The personality type would be: "I am a good decision maker" or "I am indecisive person who can't make up my mind"

Explain the pros of someone who is a good decision maker.

Good decision maker leads to:
Successful life.

Indecisive:
Won't get anywhere in life because no decision is made.

Go up to a friend who thinks they are successful and play the joke on them.

Let iDecide run when you hold it and it points to you being a good decision maker therefore you are a successful person.

Then have a secret tap on the screen that triggers it into prank mode.
Then when your friend holds it. It will keep on showing indecisive.

You can switch the trigger around so that others around you are decisive and your victim isn't.

But yeah just some ideas you can bounce off of this one. Just make sure you word the description right and let users know the app is fictional and just for fun so it isn't misleading.

Hope that helps

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10-06-2009, 08:16 AM
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Wasn't there a story about someone downloaded an app that actually showed an image of a broken screen and he went to the Apple store trying to get a replacement for his "broken" iPhone?

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