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Is Apple playing favorites?

11-27-2009, 12:09 AM
#1
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 49
Is Apple playing favorites?

I have 2 apps currently stuck at the "in review" stage. In the meantime, an app with similar functionality has shot to the #1 spot. Very frustrating. A paranoid person could think it was deliberate.
11-27-2009, 12:46 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,741
Apple's rules for it's app approval staff are probably more vague than the guidelines they give to developers, I think they could get away with all kinds of crap if they wanted to.

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11-27-2009, 12:52 AM
#3
Developers always struggle with this...

We submitted Lucky Me Lite to the store, but the release date was diplayed as the date when submitted

Horrible....
11-27-2009, 01:11 AM
#4
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Cairns, Australia
Posts: 135
Developer Confessions Blog.

Hi,

I've been developing for over a year now. Close to calling it quits.

There's been numerous times when the store has been frozen and my app doesn't get shown as a new release or when there's huge delays and competitors come out first etc.

I'm writing all about it in my blog Confessions of an iPhone Developer

It's good therapy! :-)

Travis
Webtopia iPhone Apps
11-27-2009, 02:15 AM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Webtopia View Post
Hi,

I've been developing for over a year now. Close to calling it quits.

There's been numerous times when the store has been frozen and my app doesn't get shown as a new release or when there's huge delays and competitors come out first etc.

I'm writing all about it in my blog Confessions of an iPhone Developer

It's good therapy! :-)

Travis
Webtopia iPhone Apps
Whether you quit or not is entirely up to you. Personally, I would prefer that you keep fighting. I am a different developer than you are, and I don't agree with some of your methods nor do I agree with some of your techniques.

However, I do respect your work, your effort, and if anything, the information contained within your blog. Your successes and your failures add up to a lot overall.

Yes, the App Store has changed in the last year. It has changed in the last two months I have been there. We need developers like you to keep trying new things and to push Apps that the big publishers can't and won't do.

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The artist: randall schleufer
Twitter: @FlickittyiPhone
12-01-2009, 04:21 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by vopt View Post
I have 2 apps currently stuck at the "in review" stage. In the meantime, an app with similar functionality has shot to the #1 spot. Very frustrating. A paranoid person could think it was deliberate.
Ok, one of them came out and it's in the store now:

http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/voice-changer-plus/id339440515?mt=8

The other one (named "Skull") was rejected on a technicality. I'll tweak and resubmit. Hope it doesn't take another 35 days.

Dave
12-01-2009, 06:27 PM
#7
hey man, just go to cydia, NO RULES!
12-01-2009, 08:35 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsappsinc View Post
hey man, just go to cydia, NO RULES!
No revenue either. On the other hand, I've made more money busking outside the liquor store.
12-02-2009, 12:58 AM
#9
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by webtopia View Post
hi,

i've been developing for over a year now. Close to calling it quits.

There's been numerous times when the store has been frozen and my app doesn't get shown as a new release or when there's huge delays and competitors come out first etc.

I'm writing all about it in my blog confessions of an iphone developer

it's good therapy! :-)

travis
webtopia iphone apps
hahahaah
12-11-2009, 04:01 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 49
Just in case anybody following this thread tried Voice Changer Plus only to find it didn't work for them, please try version 1.1 which has an important bug fix.
Thanks
Dave