App Review inconsistency and the fear of updating

There has been a lot of talk lately about Apple’s App Review, especially since iOS 8 brought us Notification Center widgets and developers started pushing the boundaries.

Today I don’t want to dwell on what’s already been said and done. There’s been plenty of press coverage over some high-profile apps that were asked to remove features then later told they were allowed. I believe this was just a case of Apple not knowing where the boundaries should lie.

I’d like to talk more about the inconsistency that happens with App Review. I’m not posting this in the hope that Apple will reverse a decision like has happened a lot lately, I’m quite capable of fighting my own battles, I’m just getting completely fed up with the whole game. Yes it feels like a game I play every time I hit the submit button.

I’ve been thinking about writing this post for the last 2 weeks while on vacation, then last night I came across this tweet. A 2 line bug fix update that ends in the loss of an app. 1


So here’s what’s got my back up lately.

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