#keepBlindfoldGames

For those of you not following this issue: Two weeks ago, Apple rejected 3 updates: Blindfold Hopper, Blindfold Craps and Blindfold Horserace, by saying it violates a new rule of the App Store: apps that vary only by content (such as video or audio or text) must be merged into one app.  I explained that these apps are all different, and that only their menus and settings screens are similar.  I requested a phone call to discuss this further.

Apple’s decision as of Wednesday evening is that unless I merge the 80 Blindfold Games into a handful of apps, they will no longer allow new games to be released or allow updates to be made.  Tap here for details.

One person suggested adding the hashtag #keepBlindfoldGames to all of your tweets and facebook posts. You might pass that on.

I just received a comment asking why a hashtag.  A hashtag is tracked in twitter and Facebook. If thousands of people include that hashtag in their Facebook and twitter posts, then it is considered “trending”, and then more and more people will start talking about it. At some point, TV and radio stations may see the trend and discuss the issue of accessibility on the iPhone.

 

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6 comments on “#keepBlindfoldGames

    • The hashtag is tracked in twitter. If thousands of people include that hashtag in their Facebook and twitter posts, then it starts to gain traction in twitter, and then more and more people will start talking about it. At some point, TV and radio stations may see the trend and discuss the issue of accessibility on the iPhone.

      • Hi. Thank you so much for all that you have put into your games. I have a few and will try to do whatever I can to help. If Apple wants to pride themselves on accessibility they should look at the entire picture. It isn’t fair to you. I did email the Accessibility desk. I hope all of this can get resolved soon.

  1. Hi, Marty. I’ve started a petition to Apple, specifically Eddy Cue, who’s in charge of this area, over at change.org. The url of the petition is:
    http://chn.ge/2iIoZHH
    for anyone who might be interested.

    I don’t know if it will help or not, but it definitively won’t if we don’t try.

    Thanks for the labor of love you’ve put into these games.

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