Submission and approval process - iTunes
The slowness of the iTunes app approval process is well known so I'm not trying to rehash old news. Recently a developer submitted an app developed for my business. iTunes rejected the app "because it contains minimal user functionality. Its sole purpose is marketing or promoting your product/service, and would not be appropriate for the App Store"
I know that my app will only interest potential real estate buyers interested in buying in my region. That's the entire purpose of the app! We'd skip iTunes if we could.
Other than the cumbersome process that we follow for test installations, Apple has installation locked down.
My developer question is this -when you submit an app, is there some place to indicate that the app is for a specific business purpose and not intended for general use? Is there some fundamental communication that the submitter may have overlooked?
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When you submit an app you are given the opportunity to communicate directly to the reviewer in the "Comments to Reviewer" box. You can layout your argument for why it belongs in the app store so they will at least see your viewpoint before making their initial decision.
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- 01-25-2011, 02:58 PM #9iPhone Newbie
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As for the original thread topic. Maybe add some basic universal functionality (like a basic note taking feature). This way you can argue that there is something the App does that everyone can use.
- 01-26-2011, 04:45 AM #10iPhone Newbie
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You can submit your problem to App Review Board at: developer.apple.com/appstore/resources/approval/contact.html
Not sure will work but it worth to try. Anyway they will give you more details about the rejection reason.
Or you can try email to appreview_at_apple.com
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