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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I'm seeing a lot of crazy here
by sorpigal on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 16:47 UTC
sorpigal
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No auto-updaters? Okay so you can update through the app store, but now my update process is dependent on Apple. Call me nuts but I like the relationship between myself and the company that's selling me software... to be between just us, and not to involve the platform vendor.

No programs that download or load additional code? So basically any program that has plugins is out, including Firefox for its extensions.

These plus lots of places of murky ambiguity will pretty much allow Apple to reject any app they feel like rejecting. "Microsoft Word? Sorry, we don't think it has any lasting usefulness. No, there is no way you can convince us. Next!"

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