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Apple relaxeaza regulile pentru aprobarea aplicatiilor, developerii au acum o \”comisie de apel\”

Apple a dat publicitatii un comunicat de presa prin care anunta ca a relaxat regulile pentru aprobarea aplicatiilor in AppStore, astfel ca acum developerii pot face aplicatii in alte programe decat XCode si le pot trimite la Apple pentru aprobare. Spre esemplu acum developerii pot folosi suita de aplicatii facuta de Adobe special pentru dezvoltarea de aplicatii in flash si portarea lor in formatul cerut de Apple pentru AppStore. Aceasta masura vine probabil datorita faptului ca Guvernul Federal din SUA investigheaza modul in care Apple trateaza developerii si regulile impuse de aceasta pentru aprobarea aplicatiilor in AppStore. Interesant mi s-a parut faptul ca Apple a facut o “comisie de apel” la care developerii cu aplicatii respinse pot merge pentru a cere o reverificare a aplicatiei. Aceasta decizie pare a fi luata pentru a impiedica developerii din a se plange in presa despre modul in care ii trateaza Apple.

Iata cateva dintre cele mai importante modificari :

  • “We have lots of kids downloading lots of apps, and parental controls don’t work unless the parents set them up (many don’t). So know that we’re keeping an eye out for the kids.”
  • “We have over 250,000 apps in the App Store. We don’t need any more Fart apps.”
  • “We have lots of serious developers who don’t want their quality Apps to be surrounded by amateur hour.”
  • “If your app is rejected, we have a Review Board that you can appeal to. If you run to the press and trash us, it never helps.”
  • “This is a living document, and new apps presenting new questions may result in new rules at any time. Perhaps your app will trigger this.”
  • “If it sounds like we’re control freaks, well, maybe it’s because we’re so committed to our users and making sure they have a quality experience with our products.”

Apple a facut o concesie in acest moment, insa ramane de vazut ce impact va avea asupra aplicatiilor ce vor fi acceptate in AppStore in perioada urmatoare. Puteti descarca de aici ghidul cu regulile ce trebuie respectate pentru acceptarea unei aplicatii in AppStore.

Statement by Apple on App Store Review Guidelines

The App Store℠ has revolutionized the way mobile applications are developed and distributed. With over 250,000 apps and 6.5 billion downloads, the App Store has become the world’s largest mobile application platform and App Store developers have earned over one billion dollars from the sales of their apps.

We are continually trying to make the App Store even better. We have listened to our developers and taken much of their feedback to heart. Based on their input, today we are making some important changes to our iOS Developer Program license in sections 3.3.1, 3.3.2 and 3.3.9 to relax some restrictions we put in place earlier this year.

In particular, we are relaxing all restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps, as long as the resulting apps do not download any code. This should give developers the flexibility they want, while preserving the security we need.

In addition, for the first time we are publishing the App Store Review Guidelines to help developers understand how we review submitted apps. We hope it will make us more transparent and help our developers create even more successful apps for the App Store.

The App Store is perhaps the most important milestone in the history of mobile software. Working together with our developers, we will continue to surprise and delight our users with innovative mobile apps.