Tuesday, May 1, 2012 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Apple Rejecting Applications Which Use Dropbox

Goran Daemon P (via Justin Williams):

Reason for rejection is the fact that if the user does not have Dropbox application installed then the linking authorization is done through Safari (as per latest SDK).

Once the user is in Safari it is possible for the user to click “Desktop version” and navigate to a place on Dropbox site where it is possible to purchase additional space.

Apple views this as “sending user to an additional purchase” which is against rules.

I’m surprised it took this long for Apple to enforce its own insane rule.

Update (2012-05-02): Bryan Bishop:

Dropbox initially tried removing a link to the desktop version of the site as a possible workaround, but the review team continued to reject apps. Earlier this evening, the company posted a version of its SDK that removed the ability to create a new account altogether. While Dropbox believes this should resolve the issue, it’s hardly a convenient solution for iOS users looking to add functionality, and should only further stoke the flames of controversy over some of Apple’s review guidelines.

Update (2012-05-13): Dropbox complied with Apple’s guidelines by removing the option to create an account.

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