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Apple's restrictions on content

06-02-2011, 02:35 PM
#1
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 24
Apple's restrictions on content

Hi, I'm starting iOS development soon and thought to ask you about Apple's restrictions on content.

Obviously I'm aware that the "usual type" of forbidden apps (e.g. pornographic) won't make it to the store, but I'm more interested in more special type of restrictions. Is there some comprehensive list of all the rules somewhere? If not, please post the ones you know here.

For example:

I've heard that an application can not feature a picture of an iOS device. Is that true?

Can I link from trial game to full game or make my own custom advertisements advertising the benefits of upgrading to the full version?

Can I insert links to web pages?

Can I insert links to some 3rd party web shops (promoting e.g. merchandising related to the app)?

What else doesn't Apple allow me to do...I'd like to prepare well so that I wouldn't end up doing so much meaningless work.
06-02-2011, 03:52 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 1,674
if you hit up google you will find thoose guidelines pretty easy..

in the end thoose are guidelines and every review is different.. stuff that can be waved through could be a problem with the next update..

06-02-2011, 04:21 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 487
Quote:
Originally Posted by digiva View Post
Hi, I'm starting iOS development soon and thought to ask you about Apple's restrictions on content.

Obviously I'm aware that the "usual type" of forbidden apps (e.g. pornographic) won't make it to the store, but I'm more interested in more special type of restrictions. Is there some comprehensive list of all the rules somewhere? If not, please post the ones you know here.

For example:

I've heard that an application can not feature a picture of an iOS device. Is that true?

Can I link from trial game to full game or make my own custom advertisements advertising the benefits of upgrading to the full version?

Can I insert links to web pages?

Can I insert links to some 3rd party web shops (promoting e.g. merchandising related to the app)?

What else doesn't Apple allow me to do...I'd like to prepare well so that I wouldn't end up doing so much meaningless work.
if you play and compare Angry Birds Lite version and the Full version, you will have all your answers.

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06-03-2011, 11:08 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2011
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No fart apps...please!!!

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06-03-2011, 01:22 PM
#5
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr.Ugly View Post
if you hit up google you will find thoose guidelines pretty easy..
I found the link http://developer.apple.com/appstore/...uidelines.html but it requires Apple account, which I don't yet have. I was just wondering if anyone could copy+paste those guidelines here.. or then I just need to check those after I have signed up. Weird that the guidelines are shown only after you have paid the registration fee.
06-03-2011, 01:24 PM
#6
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrLeQuack View Post
No fart apps...please!!!
Don't worry... and I wouldn't even like to imagine what kind of merchandising can you sell related to fart apps... hmm, parfumes?

Quote:
Originally Posted by digiva
Can I insert links to some 3rd party web shops (promoting e.g. merchandising related to the app)?
06-03-2011, 01:45 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Cool Sounding Coordinates #5
Posts: 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by digiva View Post
Don't worry... and I wouldn't even like to imagine what kind of merchandising can you sell related to fart apps... hmm, parfumes?
No I think those would be Barfumes feel free to use that one. You could call it Get a load of these fumes.