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Google Says Apple Did Reject Google Voice from App Store

thumb160x_Bad_Apple Google Says Apple Did Reject Google Voice from App StoreLast month, Google, Apple, and AT&T all handed over statements to the FCC regarding the alleged rejection of Google Voice from the iTunes App Store. Apple claimed that they’d never rejected it to begin with, while Google redacted their one answer that might shed light on things. Well, now Google’s dishing the complete letter, which does in fact state that Apple rejected Google Voice from the App Store, as well as Google Latitude, which they worried would replace the core Maps app because it had features Maps didn’t. In short, it definitely seems like there’s a bad apple in this bunch. [Google Public Policy Blog via Gizmodo]

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Apple Introduces App Store Resource Center for iPhone Developers

In an e-mail sent today to registered iPhone developers, Apple announced the introduction of the App Store Resource Center (iPhone developer membership required), a new site within the iPhone Dev Center dedicated to assisting developers with the App …

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Apple Says No More Promo Codes For Apps With Unfiltered Web Content

appstore Apple Says No More Promo Codes For Apps With Unfiltered Web Content

TUAW writes that Apple is no longer providing app developers with promo codes if their app is rated for ages 17 and over. The problem is that this not only applies to the slew of adult apps that have been pouring in to the App Store in recent months, but it also includes all applications that provide unfiltered content from the web distributed by other people, which as Marco Arment points out includes Instapaper, all Tumblr and Twitter clients, RSS readers, IM clients, social networking clients, and the majority of eBook readers.

 Apple Says No More Promo Codes For Apps With Unfiltered Web Content

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News: App re-downloads restricted in iPhone OS 3.0?

The ability of users to re-download previously purchased apps over-the-air may be restricted in iPhone OS 3.0, according to a new report. Currently, users may purchase and then re-download applications an infinite number of times across multiple devices. Mac Rumors has posted a screenshot showing a new iPhone OS dialog box which informs the user that they’ve already purchased the item, and that they can download the app for free on their computer…

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From iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone, iTunes and beyond. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.

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Eucalyptus E-Book Reader Now Approved, Available in App Store

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This time, same as the last time, the initial, stupefying rejection of e-book reader Eucalyptus has been followed up by web outrage and now App Store acceptance. (Can we officially call these the 4 stages of App Store grief’ing now?) From developer Montgomerie’s blog (via Macworld):

Earlier today I received a phone call from an Apple representative. He was very complimentary about Eucalyptus. We talked about the confusion surrounding its App Store rejections, which I am happy to say is now fully resolved. He invited me to re-build and submit a version of Eucalyptus with no filters for immediate approval, and that full version is now available on the iPhone App Store. [$9.99 - iTunes link]

Eucalyptus provides a pretty amazing UI through which to access all the free content at Project Gutenberg. If you enjoy classic literature and drop-dead gorgeous iPhone interaction, check it out and let us know what you think!

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Eucalyptus E-Book Reader Now Approved, Available in App Store

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 Eucalyptus E-Book Reader Now Approved, Available in App Store

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News: Apple rejects book reader Eucalyptus over content

Apple has rejected yet another iPhone reading application over “explicit content,” despite the fact that the same content is offered in other currently-available apps, as well as online. iPhone developer Jamie Montgomerie has posted a blog entry chronicling his communications with Apple over the rejection of Eucalyptus, his book reader app that taps into Project Gutenberg, a producer of free electronic books that offers more than 28,000…

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From iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone, iTunes and beyond. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.

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OS 3.0 Compatibility Now Required For All App Store Submissions

appstore OS 3.0 Compatibility  Now Required For All App Store Submissions

As of yesterday, Apple is now requiring all apps and app updates submitted to the App Store for approval to be OS 3.0-compatible. Apps in the App Store that have not yet been updated when the new OS is released will be removed from the App Store. Apple sent the announcement out in an email to registered developers yesterday. The new requirement is to ensure that all apps in the app store will be compatible with the new OS when it is released at WWDC this June. Full text after the break.

 OS 3.0 Compatibility  Now Required For All App Store Submissions

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iPhone Beta 5 Odds and Ends: No More MMS, Better YouTube?

iphone_os_b5 iPhone Beta 5 Odds and Ends: No More MMS, Better YouTube?The official script may have minimized it as a maintenance release, but some users are finding out that iPhone Beta 5 contains more than bugfixes. So far: YouTube’s improved, and hacked MMS is no more.

The guys at winandmac say they’ve noticed a change in the YouTube app‘s stream handling. Now, instead of defaulting to the low-res OTA version of a YouTube video when connected via 3G, the app plays the high-res version previously reserved for Wi-Fi.

Meanwhile, in our comments and over at the iPhone Blog, AT&T-bound Beta 5 users are reporting that the simple MMS stopgap hack is no longer possible.

It’s only been few hours since Beta 5 burst forth into this world, naked and screaming, so more changes are bound to bubble up to the surface—there are already rumblings that new anti-tethering measures have been implemented, but this hasn’t been confirmed (and may have more to do with new security features in iTunes 8.2 than iPhone OS). [winandmac and the iPhone Blog]

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Apple Caves In: NIN’s iPhone App Approved Without Alteration

DWS_02 Apple Caves In: NINs iPhone App Approved Without AlterationStraight from the twitter account of the man himself, the NIN iPhone app has been approved and will be available sometime later today “unchanged” from the version that Apple found objectionable.

So, it appears that Apple has caved in to the criticism, further illustrating that their approval system is all kinds of messed up. All that aside, I’m just happy it’s on it’s way. [Twitter]

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iPhone 3.0: Parental Controls May Change App Store Rejection Policies?

app_store_church_lady-400x300 iPhone 3.0: Parental Controls May Change App Store Rejection Policies?

With all of the rejections in the App Store going on as of late it’s about time we have some good news for our pal Trent Reznor – see link above – and all of the developers out there.

It seems that Apple has rejected a newspaper reading app, Newspaper(s) [iTunes Link], for containing objectionable content. This app contains newspapers from around the world and one of them has a picture of a topless woman. Apple, however, let the developer know in it’s rejection email that Parental Controls have been announced for iPhone OS 3.0 and that it “would be appropriate to resubmit your application for review once this feature is available.”

So there you have it folks. Will these new parental control features (see them in our iPhone 3.0 Walkthrough) help cut down on rejected apps or will we still see these types of rejections take place? Sound off in the comments!

[Via iLounge]

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iPhone 3.0: Parental Controls May Change App Store Rejection Policies?

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