Archive for March 29, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Briefs Rejected From the App Store, Again

Rob Rhyne:

Last Thursday, after working with Apple’s review team for nearly a year, they rejected Briefs again. […] I’m madder than hell over the situation, but it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter that I rewrote the app, removing all networking code, replacing it with the worthless iTunes file sharing. Nor does it matter that I was doing this based on direct guidance from Apple’s review team.

Even with the changes to sections 3.3.1, 3.3.2, and 3.3.9, Apple still doesn’t like Briefs. The core issue seems to be that Apple considers the user transferring an XML file via iTunes file sharing to be “download[ing] executable code.”

Taking the “World” Out of WWDC

Chris Adamson:

Think you’re not going to miss corporate developers with only a tangential interest in Apple? I think you will…when the apps in non-computer fields don’t get developed, because the developers couldn’t get to WWDC, couldn’t go to the sessions or the labs, couldn’t come back to their companies with the passion, the sway, and the answers to make iOS and Mac projects happen in their firms. […] Now imagine a thousand other businesses that might contribute to the iOS and Mac ecosystems. Yeah, they’re not coming. But hipster indie developers like me? Us, you’ve got in spades.

I don’t know whether there’s a venue that would work better, but it might help if Apple announced the information in advance of when tickets went on sale or had some sort of lottery. Otherwise, the attendees will be predominantly smaller developers from the US.