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iPhone Devs: Android in app description = BANHAMMER

Written By Unknown on Thursday, February 4, 2010 | 2:03 PM


Android banhammerWhen it comes to iPhone apps, Apple is infamous for rejecting them for silly reasons. Once a developer's application gets rejected, it can take a very long time until it's approved again. Surprisingly, this time Apple acted differently. The developer of the Flash of Genius iPhone application put "Finalist in Google's Android Developer's Challenge!" in his app description and that triggered Apple to e-mail him and ask him to remove the Android reference or face the consequences of having the app removed from the App Store.

In it's defense Apple told the developer that the application contains irrelevant information, and placing references to other platforms in the App description is not allowed. Instead of removing the application directly, Apple kindly e-mailed it's developer and told him to remove the reference otherwise his app will . Kudos to Apple for doing that! iPhone users are downloading the iPhone app, which is a different platform than the Android so it was misleading of the developer of the Flash of Genius app to include this in there. The developer of the Flash of Genius app was patient and he complied with Apple and removed the reference to Android. Other iPhone developers take note!

[via Flash of Genius: The Blog]


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February 5, 2010 at 6:14 AM

I guess it's ok if you're ripping on Android...?
Check out http://itunes.com/Apps/BrokeAndroid/

Kathryn Jamison
February 12, 2010 at 1:55 PM

I am desparate for Flash on my iPhone 3G. I have updated the firmware to 3.1.3, and I believe that I need to jailbreak my phone to have the Flash capabilities.


July 11, 2010 at 12:35 PM

The more Apple come up with bullshit reasons for dropping apps and not excepting em the easier they make it for the monopoly commission to build a case against them.
If microsoft had a hard time yrs ago when they were prosecuted by competition laws with netscape i hate to see how many companys are gonna go after Apple.

The only decent thing to come from it is Apple are making it easier for other phone companies to take over.
If you keep adding more rules on developers eventually they gonna turn to other more better, free and open to inovation companies.

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