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App Store Selective Enforcement

Ryan Jones:

App Store rules don’t apply to a) big companies b) tiny piece of shit apps.

Everyone else? We’re going to rake you over the coals for 3 months lighting your time on fire (and passion to create, tbh).

App Store review won’t honor or even listen to precedents - such as approving *60* other app icons.

THAT’S THE FOUNDATION OF A FAIR JUDICIAL SYSTEM. SAME RULES FOR ALL.

I can’t make great stuff if I can’t invest time and I can’t invest time if I don’t know what’s allowed! 😡😤

If the rules are vague, and you can’t rely on precedent, and you can’t ask for pre-approval, the only way to be safe is to stay really far away from the lines, and hope they don’t move.

Eric Schwarz:

I sort of felt like things were out the window when apps can send spam notifications or blatantly disregard rules, especially if they’re big players like Facebook. What you shared is also not surprising…

Previously: iPhone X Design and the Notch, Designing Apps for iPhone X.

Update (2018-02-16): Addison Webb:

Currently being burned by this as well. Vague rules. Spotty enforcement. No clarification from App Review on the exact problem, let alone a suggested fix.

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