UPDATE: After the developer, Ingleforge talked to an App Store manager the app was resubmitted minus a couple of added features that Apple said was contravening it’s rules and the updated app is finally in the store and available for free download!!
I recently reviewed an app for the iPhone called Wurlit Apps 3D, built by a developer I know based in Cambridge, UK. Wurlit Apps 3D is a 3d front end for the Apple Apps store that allows you to see preview screens, read views and search the app store from a funky and slick 3D front end. In the newest version you can also send a link to an app to a friend which I personally think is a great idea and adds the core part of social networking for me, personal recommendation. But unfortunately this version is not allowed in the App store according to the developers, Ingleforge. It has been rejected for breaching the App Store rules even though this is not the only app to do this, although it is the only one in 3D and that the original version is still in the store! The developer is quite stunned and so am I. Does Apple’s App store submission process actually follow any logical path? Or is it, as it seems to be more and more every day, an arbitrary process? Read the developers woes here.