Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:02 UTC
Apple So, Apple held its usual autumn press get-together just now, and after a few rather uninspiring ones (to me, at least), they finally managed to blow me away, with the new MacBook Air (especially the 11.6" variant). They also gave a sneak peek at Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which has... An App Store. An App Store Apple is going to open on Snow Leopard within 90 days.
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RE: Read this!!!
by tetek on Wed 20th Oct 2010 22:41 UTC in reply to "Read this!!!"
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Apps that use deprecated or optionally installed technologies (e.g., Java, Rosetta) will be rejected

No question here - PPC is dead, Java isn't native language

Apps that are "beta", "demo", "trial", or "test" versions will be rejected

Only final apps - remember about the target - it has to be dead simple and completely bullet proof

Apps that download or install additional code or resources to add functionality or change their primary purpose will be rejected


Apps that require license keys or implement their own copy protection will be rejected
Apps that present a license screen at launch will be rejected

Mac store like app store will provide security and it should be only place where you should agree to license. Otherwise you buy something and agree for license then. I know it works like this now in many situations but it doesn't mean it good for users

Apps that request escalation to root privileges or use setuid attributes will be rejected


Apps that add their icons to the Dock or leave short cuts on the user desktop will be rejected

no bloatware

Apps with metadata that mentions the name of any other computer platform will be rejected

Don't know what it is and what is it about - misinformation?

Apps which appear confusingly similar to an existing Apple product or advertising theme will be rejected
Apps that look similar to Apple Products or apps bundled on the Mac, including the Finder, iChat, iTunes, and Dashboard, will be rejected

You downloading app from Mac Store from Apple - there can't by any confusion about developer of the app. They don't want to be in the situation where shitty app will be called "apple app" just because it look similar to one of their app (or pretend to be one) i.e. iTunes + credit cart verification ;)

Apps that enable illegal file sharing will be rejected

Apple will not be reponsible... etc. - just covers their asses

Nothing wrong here. Just keep solid and good app, don't mess with user system and don't try to do evil. That's all

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