Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Yoink Rejected for Mentioning Old iOS Feature

Matthias Gansrigler:

Got a rejection for @YoinkApp for #Mac for mentioning Apple pre-release software, but I am not. They didn’t give an example or any info where I’m allegedly mentioning it, either.

Turns out they didn’t like that his app mentions support for Continuity Camera, which was added in iOS 12. But Continuity Camera is also the name of a new iOS 16 feature, and you aren’t allowed to mention pre-release stuff.

Matthias Gansrigler:

App Review’s responses are getting downright nonsensical and disconnected.

They now offered me links to “helpful” articles on how to implement features like Game Center, iCloud, and In-App purchases.

What exactly does that have to do with iOS 12’s Continuity Camera feature!?

Sure, it seems like they have no idea what they’re doing, but we’re supposed to believe this is keeping the platform safe.

He escalated to the App Review Board. Six days later:

“Your app is no longer in violation”. Great.

But now they found 3 (!) other things allegedly wrong with @YoinkApp for #Mac, which have been there “forever” and never posed a problem before. 🤦‍♂️


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