Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines

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Sep 102010
 


Apple definitely surprised us this morning by relaxing its restrictions on third-party iOS development tools and publishing its app review guidelines, but that’s nothing compared to the almost shockingly blunt tone of the guidelines themselves. Grab the PDF for yourselves  HERE and check out the highlights after the break.

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Wi-Fi Sync app rejected by Apple, But You can Get At Cydia for $9.99

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May 142010
 

WiFi Sync iPhone app rejected

We had written about the Wi-Fi Sync iPhone app last month. This was a nifty application developed by a student at the University of Birmingham that let iPhone users
wirelessly sync their iPhones or iPod Touch with iTunes. Engadget has now reported that the iPhone app has been rejected by Apple because of “security concerns”.

Speaking to Engadget about his conversation with an Apple representative, Greg Hughes, the developer of the iPhone app said:

“While he agreed that the app doesn’t technically break the rules, he said that it does encroach upon the boundaries of what they can and cannot allow on their store. He also cited security concerns.”

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Acording to Nintendo CEO Apple is the ‘enemy of the future’

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May 072010
 

Backing away from a previous position, are we Nintendo? Just a month after Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime claimed that the iPhone OS (you know, that operating system used on the iPod touch, iPhone family and the iPad) wasn’t a “viable profit platform for game development,” along comes the company’s president to say that, in fact, Apple is the primary “enemy of the future.

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Apple acquires virtual assistant search app maker Siri

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Apr 282010
 
Apple has acquired Siri, a company that makes a virtual assistant app. Siri was inspired by DARPA’s CALO — the Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes — project. Originally designed to help streamline military personnel’s activities, the consumer app focuseson helping you find things like restaurants, making use of speech recognition to boot. Essentially a smart search, there’s plenty of speculation of course as to what this means about the direction that Apple might be taking… and that direction seems to lead towards Google-y territory. Now we don’t want to speculate too much, but we’ll be watching to see how this plays out over the next few weeks. The terms of the acquisition aren’t known, meaning we have no idea how much Apple paid for the small startup, but Business Insiderguesses the deal could be worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 to $200 million.

Apple now accepting iPad app submissions, get your jumbo-sized beer drinking simulations in before launch day

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Mar 202010
 

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Apple just announced to developers that it’s now accepting iPad applications. From the sound of it, applications submitted now will have a shot at being reviewed and approved before the iPad launch next month, though since most all apps developed so far have only been tested in the emulator, this is more of a “feedback” round for devs looking to be ready for the launch without actually testing their apps on hardware themselves. Apple says that “[o]nly apps submitted for the initial review will be considered for the grand opening of the iPad App Store,” so you probably shouldn’t wait around — unless you’ve got one of those iPad test units headed your way, or you’re a hardware-testing purist that will wait for the iPad launch to start testing apps and miss one of those cushy spots on the opening day iPad App Store. Either way, we can’t really imagine we’ll be seeing true 3rd party iPad app greatness until a month or so after the launch, but who are we to talk down a “gold rush”?
[via engadget]

TomTom iPhone app hits 1.3, gains real-time traffic and Google local search

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Mar 132010
 

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Here lately, Navigon has been crushing it on the iPhone GPS front. Every couple of weeks, it seems that MobileNavigator is getting yet another fantastic update, all while TomTom’s lackluster offering hangs back in the land of complacency. Thankfully for us all, the outfit has just pushed out the v1.3 update, which adds real-time traffic (an unfortunate $19.99 add-on), Google local search, updated roadways, automatic music fading between text-to-speech instructions and the ability to add locations from other apps and websites. We’d still recommend Navigon’s software if you’re looking to buy into iPhone GPS for the first time, but this is certainly a boon for those already locked into the TomTom alternative.

[via engadget ]