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Apple rejects Twitter app for resembling SMS interface

Syncode, developers of the Push-enabled Twitter client iTweetReply, has revealed that the app’s first update—version 1.1—has been rejected by Apple due to its visual similarity to the iPhone’s built-in messaging app. According to a post on Syncode’s blog, Apple’s rejection email stated, “Thank you for submitting your application to the App Store. Unfortunately, your application, iTweetReply – Push Twitter Replies and Direct Messages, cannot be added to the App Store because its usage of the standard SMS UI elements may be confusing or misleading to iPhone users. Please redesign your application to look significantly different from the standard iPhone SMS built-in app.” The developer points out that this portion of the UI remains unchanged from the already available 1.0 release, and that a similar look is used by a number of other Twitter applications; iLounge has also seen several instant messaging applications with similar layouts. Syncode says it will soon be submitting an improved 1.1 release of iTweetReply, containing several features originally planned for later updates; it is unclear how the company plans to deal with Apple’s UI complaints.

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Comments

1

Every day it seems more and more likely that what the ap reviews have a Magic Eightball of Ap Rejection Excuses. Most sides say “This Ap is Okay.” But several say random things, just to mess with developers.

We’ll know when an ap is finally rejected for “Replay Hazy, Please try again later.”

Posted by Rob E. on July 21, 2009 at 11:36 AM (CDT)

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At least they told him why.  We’ve had an app rejected without explanation, just a screenshot.  We changed the screen and it’s been 9 weeks in review.  Every so often we get a ‘your app is taking additional time to review’

Posted by 100sounds on July 21, 2009 at 11:58 AM (CDT)

3

The whole app rejection scheme really doesn’t hold up.  Useful programs should look and feel seemless to the iphone.  A flowery app distracts from the clean interface and should not be encouraged. 

Also..with so many really bad, useless, and outdated apps…it is time to change the app regulations and make the app store stricter on apps that really are not worth time and download.

Posted by Funnyunkle on July 22, 2009 at 9:20 PM (CDT)

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