App Store Rejections

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Have you ever wanted to know how to not get rejected by Apple when submitting to the app store? This will answer that question.

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App Store Rejections

  1. 1. No one likes rejection Brian Cauble December 12 th , 2009
  2. 2. Twitter: @appsolutegenius www.appsolutegenius.com
  3. 3. Bugs
  4. 4. Solution <ul><li>Test, test, test </li></ul><ul><li>Test on both iPod Touch & iPhone </li></ul><ul><li>Unit tests </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lite Issues
  6. 6. Solution <ul><li>Don’t cripple app </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t prompt to upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t show price in app </li></ul>
  7. 7. Internet Connection
  8. 8. Solution <ul><li>Check and notify user of no internet </li></ul>
  9. 9. iPhone/iPod Touch Differences
  10. 10. Solution <ul><li>Account for differences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iPod Touch has no phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iPod Touch only has Wifi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iPod Touch has no camera or video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iPod Touch doesn’t vibrate </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Private APIs
  12. 12. Solution <ul><li>Only use APIs in the SDK </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Coverflow API </li></ul>
  13. 13. Duplicate Functionality
  14. 14. Solution <ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Voice </li></ul><ul><li>iPod Functionality </li></ul>
  15. 15. Objectionable Content
  16. 16. Solution <ul><li>Absolutely no nudity! </li></ul><ul><li>Everything else is a grey area </li></ul>
  17. 17. App Graphics
  18. 18. Solution <ul><li>Icon = Full size App Store Image </li></ul>
  19. 19. Accurate Description
  20. 20. Solution <ul><li>Don’t list features that aren’t in App </li></ul>
  21. 21. Accurate Keywords
  22. 22. Solution <ul><li>Don’t use Trademarked names: ESPN </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use other app names </li></ul>
  23. 23. Copyright
  24. 24. Solution <ul><li>Don’t use copyright content </li></ul>
  25. 25. More reasons <ul><li>Limited Functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Transactions outside the store </li></ul><ul><li>Trademarked Images </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive Bandwidth Use </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Brian Cauble </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @briancauble </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/briancauble </li></ul><ul><li>Andria Jensen </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>About Us

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