Apple Relaxes iPhone Developer Agreement, Releases Review Guide

Lora Bentley
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Making the iPhone work for Business

Flurry, a firm that offers analytic, deployment and monetization tools to developers, has identified the top paid and free iPhone business applications.

In what is presumably a move to satisfy regulators who were concerned that the restrictions on third-party development tools in Apple's iPhone developer's agreement amounted to unfair competition, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company relaxed some of those restrictions. What's more, Apple has also released a much-desired guide to the review process iPhone and iPad applications must pass before they are approved.


According to IGM, the only restriction now for third-party development tools is that they must not "download code or use undocumented or private APIs."


In terms of the review process, Apple says:

We will reject Apps for any content or behavior that we believe is over the line. What line, you ask? Well, as a Supreme Court Justice once said, "I'll know it when I see it". And we think that you will also know it when you cross it.

The company also notes the review board exists to hear appeals of app rejections, and that developers should take that route rather than airing their complaints with the media. Doing so certainly won't advance your cause on appeal.

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Sep 20, 2010 6:45 AM iphone developers iphone developers  says:

Possibly it's proof of Evolution that the report monkey gene lurks in so many individuals.Any way Apple has the right !


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