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For those of you who have been there or happen to be familiar with rejections and the approval process, how strict is Apple on the guidelines ? From my internet research Apple seems to be Hitler-like when it comes to making sure people adhere to guidelines.
I cannot say whether I am misreading the clause or not, but it could jeopardize my entire app, as in it defeats the entire point of my app.
But the thing is there are two apps already out there just like what I plan to make. One app is the SAME EXACT thing. This app, which has been released two years ago has been unsuccessful, but from my market research, it is the first one of its kind.
I am making a competitor for that. Although their assortment of features on the app is greater, our core business thrives on what they thrive. Essentially it's the same idea.
So I'm thinking Apple won't reject mine if my competitor hasn't been rejected. Even a second competitor, who happens to be only limited to Australia, has not been rejected. Their core businesses utilizes the same idea and principle.
The clause was from 2010's submission criteria. It goes like "Developers cannot design applications utilized to use phone transactions to purchase physical goods".
So isn't Square a clear violation of this? People can just go to the ice cream man and swipe a credit card in to the vendor's Square hardware.
How serious is Apple on these guidelines? From my understanding they ease up, but only if the idea is novel and hasn't flooded the market. I've done my research and I can tell you at this juncture there are only two apps similar to my creation on the market.