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We Love This Stuff Too, and Honor What You Do

Brenden Mulligan:

Our iOS app was rejected from the App Store because a support link goes to a web based FAQ where we mention having an Android app available.

App Store Review Guidelines:

Lastly, we love this stuff too, and honor what you do. We’re really trying our best to create the best platform in the world for you to express your talents and make a living too. If it sounds like we’re control freaks, well, maybe it’s because we’re so committed to our users and making sure they have a quality experience with our products. Just like almost all of you are, too.

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3.1 Apps or metadata that mentions the name of any other mobile platform will be rejected

Update (2015-01-10): Tyler Hall:

My iOS app was rejected because I linked to an FAQ which had a header which linked to my site which had a non-MAS OS X App.

Update (2016-04-20): Avatron:

Air Display 3 Upgrade submission rejected AGAIN for “mentioning third-party platforms.” This said, “Only compatible with Mac-based hosts.”

4 Comments

"3.1 Apps or metadata that mentions the name of any other mobile platform will be rejected"

This is weak sauce. I demand that all books that mention the Amazon river, androids, or the number google be removed from iBooks. Only then will the AppStoreMonster be able to maintain the purity and essence of our natural... fluids.

i particularly enjoy how if you use the word 'Google' in an app description, iTunes Connect warns you that it is A Bad Word and may get you into trouble. Must be fun for, eg, Google.

Incidentally, this is not a new rule.

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