Friday, September 10, 2010

Apple's new App Store rulebook (FAQ)

App Review Guidelines (Credit: Apple)
There are just Ten Commandments, but making an iPhone app means complying with the 113 rules Apple handed down Thursday.
Two years after the launch of the App Store, Apple suddenly unveiled a set of policy changes to its iOS developer community that more clearly spells out what the company is looking for in third-party apps but mostly what it is not looking for. Up until now, Apple has largely had developers guessing at what they could and could not implement within their applications.
As part of the change, Apple introduced a new "living document" called the App Store Review Guidelines that details everything developers are unable to do within applications. To go along with that, the company made tweaks to several sections of its developer license agreement to ease up on the use of third-party development tools allowed in the creation of apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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