Sunday, July 28, 2013

Apple Prevents Android Lessons in Treehouse App

Kira M. Newman (via Edward Marczak):

Apple told him it broke the App Store guidelines by “promoting a competing platform,” says Carson. Looking at Apple’s documentation, the only guideline that seems to fit is 3.1: “Apps with metadata that mentions the name of any other mobile platform will be rejected.”

This is a short-sighted policy that Tim Cook should change.

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"This is a short-sighted policy that Tim Cook should change."

It might be wise to place this quote into whatever text macro software you use. It'll save you some typing next time...

I'm surprised it's only the 3.1 guideline.

The first rule of the iOS club should be that you only talk about the iOS club.

Worth mentioning that the DOJ's proposed remedy for Apple is a Big Deal in terms of the AppStoreMonster we've all grown to know and loathe.

Forcing Apple to allow links to eBook sellers without the 30% rake? Yowza!

Ongoing monitoring of Apple's non-book media contracts to prevent underhand dealings? Yowza!

As always, Apple continues to be Microsoft in the mid to late '90's. What's the proper timeline analog here? The Borland or some other consent degree, or somesuch? Back in the mists of history...

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