The approval standard of App Store apps is “broken”. Some apps are rated as 17+ which is not necessary. Some great apps like Google Voice is rejected because Apple wants to protect the interest of AT&T, probably. Developers feel depressed and they don’t know how to develop apps that could meet Apple’s lame standard. Some have switched to Google Android which is open-source and more easy to deal with.
Thank god. Apple knows and cares about it. Steven Frank, co-founder of Mac-developer Panic, boycotting iPhone because of Google Voice app rejection. He wrote about it on his blog, and Apple reads it. Apple senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing Philip Schiller wrote an email to Steven and said they are working on it.
he said: “we’re listening to your feedback”. Not all of my suggested solutions were viable, he said, but they were taking it all in as they continue to evolve the app store.
Steven feels a little bit surprised about that. But, he will keep on boycotting iPhone unless Apple fix the problem. Apple could probably “destroy” the iPhone. iPhone is great because of the amazing developers making cool apps. If stupid Apple keeps rejecting them, that means iPhone will not have good apps and other users won’t use it anymore.