Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Oct 2010 22:32 UTC, submitted by Radio
Mac OS X "No surprise that Apple's new Mac App Store has a similar set of rules and regulations as the iPhone App Store, and we just got the full list. There's nothing here that's too different from the iPhone review guidelines, but it all seems terribly odd when applied to a regular computer, and some of the more restrictive policies have already drawn ire from developers like Mozilla's Director of Firefox Mike Beltzner, who says the restriction against beta code won't work well with the Mozilla 'open beta' development process."
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Chapter 2.8 : useful or entertainment value
by pica on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 10:35 UTC
pica
Member since:
2005-07-10

"Apps that are not very useful or do not provide any lasting entertainment value may be rejected"

I for myself may decide wether or not an application is useful to me or has lasting entertainment value. But I cannot decide this for others. For me this is a matter of respect, of ethics.

Or ther other way round: An application which might be very useful for me, might be completely useless for 99.9% of all humans on this planet.

How does Apple do this ?

pica

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Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

If I write an app that displays "hello world" and nothing else why should they waste the time and effot to place it on the store?

It is clearly of no practical use. To anyone! A niche product is a different thing which shouldn't be confused

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pica Member since:
2005-07-10

... which had been available in the Apple iPhone AppStore. It just displayed a green dot on the background to show it has been installed. A licence was USD 999.

It has been sold 6 times single the day it has been available. Hey, 6 licences sold in the first day is a damn lot.

So maybe a simple "hello world" app is also useful for some people.

pica

Edited 2010-10-22 14:09 UTC

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