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 Neolander on Thu 21st Oct 2010 05:40 UTC in reply to "Read this!!!"
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2010-03-08

http://developer.apple.com/appstore/mac/resources/approval/guidelin...

These are approval guidelines for Applications in AppStore:

Apps that use deprecated or optionally installed technologies (e.g., Java, Rosetta) will be rejected

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

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

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

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

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

Apps that enable illegal file sharing will be rejected

Are these guys completely nuts???????

No. They're just turning OSX into iOS, so they have to introduce iOS' draconian rules at some point, and the sooner the better.

After all, if it's called "App Store", it must follow the same rules as iOS' "App Store", right ?

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