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  • GW1921 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Btw, I submitted for SDK 2.0 right at the time 2.1 came out. What SDK did you submit for?
  • aapl.crox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    GW1921: If you got this email and you waited a month, its basically almost for sure you wrote an app that is borderline not approvable I was told. Basically it was escalated to the senior team to decide whether they can approve it (either due to sensitive theme, or in competition with a native app etc)
  • GW1921 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    But you see my app does not compete any of the native apps nor does it (I believe it shouldn't) borderline with any non-allowed apps. This idea in fact has been implemented two or three times already on the app store, however ours takes it a step further in terms of power, features and simplicity. I'd be surprised (read: crushed) if they were to decline the app eventually.

    So the question then really is: has anyone else received this letter and still have their app approved?
  • aapl.crox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    as far as I know, if you got this email, its game over.
  • GW1921 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Okay - I would only have very bad things to say to Apple if this turns out to be the case. Quite honestly, Apple's being unfair, unreasonable, unprofessional and oh unfair.

    They seem to sporadically and irrationally ban/disapprove apps with no reason whatsoever (in several cases where they've banned an app). I played safe by building on top of what's already approved and so am obviously hurt.

    Apple, may you be a Pineapple instead.
  • scotopia Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Game over...? Are you serious? I got this e-mail for an app that has no conceivable reason to be disallowed. Do you ever get an official rejection notice saying what the issue was or do they just let you hang in limbo forever?

    If it is indeed some issue thats causing the limbo to occur, I'd like to know what it is so that it could be fixed, ya know?

    To reiterate an earlier question; has anyone ever gotten this letter and later have had the app approved (or rejected for that matter?)
  • TAKEphONE Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi,

    I'd like to chime in on this question - has anyone who got this kind of email ever get approved eventually ?

    Or - if not - did you get another email at all explaining the reason for rejection ?

    Has anyone emailed Apple about this email ? got a reply (beyond an "automatic" one) ?

    Thanks.
  • aapl.crox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    What is there to chime in? What dont you understand, you will not get approved. No one ever has.
  • scotopia Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hmm... you never found out why you got rejected either? I have no idea why I would be rejected; no competition with native apps, no questionable material, no legal issues; the app is bug free, functional, and follows the guidelines for aesthetics ... there is no way I can find out why it's being held up?
  • aapl.crox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You won't be rejected. It's just never approved, ever. You will never find out the reason either. It's just that.
  • scotopia Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    What the...seriously? That makes no sense; so no one has ever had an app rejected ever? There is no contact phone-number or anything to address this? Has anyone been able to pester there way in to a meaningful phone call?
  • TAKEphONE Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi,

    Just trying to figure out any sense in this - didnt anyone get a "Sorry - your app XXX was rejected" ? (maybe with an explanation)

    Or are there two "categories" - one of apps that get rejected, and get the rejection email possibly specofying the reason, and one of apps that get the "Sorry it take exceptional time..." email as above - those just stay in limbo state ("In review" status in iTunesConnect) forever... ?

    If so - what differentiates between the two groups ?
  • TAKEphONE Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi,

    No offense, but can you tell me/us what makes you state that ?
    Is it based on something you know and we dont ?
    I am not trying to argue with you - just want to know if there is no hope...
    So that I can decide on my next steps.

    If you dont want to give details here, can you email me please ?
    (contact(at)shsh(dot)com)

    Thanks !
  • GW1921 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Yes please, let us know (give us a hint here too so everyone else can know why).

    I too need to plan this out accordingly. But hey, can we all please pester Apple about this? I vowed to email them at least 10 times every day. I did this for a couple of days but gave up.

    Even if we all sent two emails a day, I'm sure they'll realize (pretty soon) how rude it is to keep us waiting and how badly their policies need a change.

    I am surprised no one's really taking this seriously. Well maybe a lot of you out there are but I think this is a serious matter. They're making a lot of money from us for God's sake! This is the least we deserve: replies to our emails; an explanation; more cooperation etc etc

    I wish there were a "Union" of some sort we could all join and then refuse to develop for the iPhone till they mend their ways!
  • dscreve59000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have an app that have been rejected twice for graphics design reason...The problem is that they took 2 weeks to tell me there was a problem, then one additional week to tell me what's was wrong and the reject it again.....And in the mean time I have severals issues on iTunesConnect that are pending since 3 weeks.....
    And rejection reasons are sometimes...weird...because you may submit the same product twice and it may be accepted or not, it depends on the person who test your application : There is no public test check list that may software preparation better, like a common certification process.

    David
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