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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I think this obviously aimed at preventing Google from using their Maps app (which come Christmas will be quickly installed on a huge percentage of iDevices) as a foothold onto the platform and method of promoting/pushing people onto Google services and away from Apple ones.

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WereCatf Member since:

No. The wording clearly says "other than your own," ie. Google's apps are free to promote other Google's apps.

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jgagnon Member since:

But "your own" could easily be interpreted as the currently running app. So you may not be able to promote ANY application other than the one that's running. Apps that download/install/offer access to other apps might no longer be allowed. That would be crazy, but not beyond "Apple Crazy".

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