Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Oct 2012 18:22 UTC
Apple "Apple has changed its iOS developer guidelines, adding a clause (on September 12, a source tells me) that reads: 'Apps that display Apps other than your own for purchase or promotion in a manner similar to or confusing with the App Store will be rejected.' That's a change that could have wide-reaching effects, especially on promotion models that offer developers a paid top slot on app recommendation offerings like FreeAppADay, Daily App Dream and more." Weird clause. Doesn't really seem to address any issue I can think of.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 1st Oct 2012 19:00 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

NEWS FLASH: Apple announce new app developer requirements: developers must drink a pint of slurry every hour, on the hour whilst waiting for app approval. John Gruber and other Apple bloggers posit that the change is not so bad, that the market will get used to it quickly, and that the changes will improve the quality of app submissions overall.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by arpan on Mon 1st Oct 2012 20:08 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Gruber seems to think this clause is a bad idea.

I’m not sure I see any problem that Apple is solving here with this ban.... The App Store mostly presents you with what’s popular; an app/service like TouchArcade tries to present you with what’s good.


http://daringfireball.net/linked/2012/10/01/app-store-promotion

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by JAlexoid on Mon 1st Oct 2012 21:44 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Ironically, I think that might actually increase the quality of app submissions.

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