The App Store rejection process continues to infuriate even long-term Apple developers, and something will have to change – today we see long time Mac developers, Rogue Amoeba, announce they will no longer develop apps for the iPhone following frustrating (and perplexing) treatment by the App Store team.
The company introduced its Airfoil Speakers Touch 1.0 app for the iPhone months ago, became aware of some issues (with audio sync that could be heard when audio was playing to multiple outputs) in the app and sent in an update. An update which took Apple three and a half months to approve – all because the company used Safari logos and Mac images as part of the User Interface.
(Airfoil, incidentally, is a great app that lets you send any audio from your Mac or PC out to the AirPort Express, Apple TV, other computers, and with Airfoil Speakers Touch, to your iPhone or iPod Touch. You can use it to send the audio from a YouTube clip you’re watching out through an iPhone-attached speaker system, for example.)
The developers submitted the updated App in July, only to see it refused because of its use of
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