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Apple Explains Why Some Apps Are Rejected on the App Store

Why are some applications rejected from the App Store?

One of the great mysteries of the App Store is why certain applications are rejected and why others are not . Apple has come to discover a surprising number of scams and clones through the security systems of its online store, however, some developers are faced with the rejection of apps that are seemingly innocent.

“Before developing your application, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the criteria, content, and design techniques we use to review all applications” , Apple explains on a new website called “Most Common App Rejections”.

Apple looks for quality apps on the App Store

Apple Explains Why Some Apps Are Rejected on the App Store
Apple Explains Why Some Apps Are Rejected on the App Store

At the June WWDC, Apple said that there are currently 1.2 million applications available on the App Store . This fact is quite surprising, especially considering the volume of low-quality titles in terms of content, although it is true that Apple is still very careful in evaluating new apps . For example, here is what Apple forces developers to offer new presentations:

It should be noted that Apple also is very serious when it comes to inaccurate and misleading descriptions of apps to users. “Your application should be done as advertised and users should not be given the impression that the application is something it is not. If your application appears to promise certain features and functionality, these must be delivered”. As pointed out by CultofMac, many that don’t comply with the features, and therefore ban Apple, have fallen off the App Store over the years after hiding behind calculator apps and simple games.

At the end of the new website, Apple explains the main reasons why certain applications were rejected during the last week. It will be interesting to see if the chart is kept up to date week after week.

What is clear is that Apple prioritizes the quality of apps over the quantity ,although this is something that is difficult to control, especially considering the large number of existing developers who are looking for a place for their app. Will Apple get rid of all the apps that do not meet the minimum established?

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