Apple’s Inconsistencies

The latest version – with Challenge mode, redesigned Settings and more levels – has been available for about 3 weeks, and some gamers found a few glitches in some of the levels. We fixed those problems and resubmitted to Apple. As usual, they rejected it.

Last time they rejected it since we didn’t have a parental gate prior to letting people visit our TWITTER feed, or use SAFARI to visit AppleVis or our blog. We fixed that, and they accepted version 2.1.

A week after we submitted it, on Tuesday, Apple rejected the latest version since they said it didn’t have a parental gate, and the app description says uses Apple’s Game Center, but didn’t currently have any active Game Center scoreboards. Game Center lets you post your score so other people can see how well you did.

We immediately replied saying we do have a parental gate, and it is used when you attempt to use TWITTER or SAFARI from within the game. And to make Apple happy, we changed the game’s profile to not mention Game Center (that’s coming in a future version).

Apple writes back, on Wednesday, that the SETTINGS option to SEND EMAIL TO DEVELOPER must be controlled via a parental gate. We replied by saying that Apple accepted version 2.1 without a parental gate for this feature; why can’t they just accept this version the same way. The only changes in this version was to fix the few problems mentioned above.

Apple writes back, on Thursday, that it doesn’t matter – fix it. No where is it listed in the Apple rules that email must be controlled via a parental gate, but that’s just how Apple is.

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