The “battle” to get our apps into the App store continues.
Stomp was finally accepted last week, and we have submissions in the works for iShowU v1 and iShowU HD Pro. Read this article if you want my take on it all (it’s a rant, I warn you now!)
It turns out iShowU v1 has been rejected because it’s icon is apparently IP owned by Apple. And it’s showing links to OCP (our publishing platform). And it’s got a link to the website to help users get their password if they forget it. Can’t have that now can we. No. Of course not.
Both v1 and HD were rejected for Private API usage (again). I couldn’t find the usage at all and had to raise a DTS with Apple. Their engineer saw it in the reports but then couldn’t find it when he re-ran the tool. So from my point of view it looks like there’s still bugs in their process. So, back to DTS it goes.
Can’t say I’m happy about having to change all this stuff in the product, but I can’t get the update onto the Mac AppStore any other way. Time will tell if we’ll persevere. So far though, I’m less than impressed. Both by the submission processes restrictive nature, but also by the sales. SWB as a company makes less than 10% of it’s annual income through the Mac AppStore. I personally am very happy we didn’t ditch our store to go entirely “MAS”. I think for us that would have been a mistake.
I’m also finding that maintenance and chances to the products so I can get them updated on the store is taking more time than I’d like. Hmm. Ponder.
Anyway; v1 and HD are coming. About time too (sorry MAS users – it’s not easy getting you guys updates).