Yesterday, one of my app submissions was rejected by Apple. The reason was that I mentioned Android in the description. I probably should have known better.

But the truth is, everyone gets apps rejected sometimes. It’s usually nothing too drastic and can be fixed in a few hours (with another 10 days to wait for the next review).

In this Minute Of Overpass, I talk about some of my other apps that have been rejected and how it can be very subjective depending on your reviewer.

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Hi, this is A Minute of Overpass. My name is Eric and I make apps. Now this week I want to tell you about how Apple rejected my one of my apps.
Okay so, yesterday, one of my apps got rejected for Apple. It was called Canned Text. It’s a clipboard manager. It allows you to save text between Android and iPhone so like if you keep putting the same texts in emails and tweets and things like that, you could share between the two of them. Now the reason it was rejected was because in the description, I mentioned that you can share between your Android and iPhone devices and basically, because I mentioned Android, it was rejected. It violates one of their rules, which is 3.1. Which is apps or metadata that mentions the name of any other mobile platform will be rejected.
So, it’s not the first time I have an app rejected. In fact, I’ve known lots of app developers. We have masterminds and everything like that, and everybody gets apps rejected sometimes. You know, luckily it wasn’t a client app, or I had to go back and explain to a client why it happened. Because they tend to get a bit more uptight about these kind of things. But, you know, I’ve had apps rejected in the past for having invalid keywords in the title. They say I’m spamming the store because I released two versions of the same app which looked very similar. But then later on, I submit the same one and it goes through just fine. I’ve had, Ear Spy, our biggest app, was approved, and then we released the Pro version, which is called Ear Spy Pro, and that was rejected. And the reason it was rejected because I used the word spy in the title. Right, so, even though they approved the free version, which had spy in the title, it went through a different reviewer for the second one and they rejected it. So we actually had to change the name of Ear Spy Pro to Ear Record on iPhone. Which is stupid, really. But the problem is as a developer, you kind of look at things in a logical way. You look at rules and things like that and when you go through the Apple approval process, you actually have physical reviewers. Now, in the mastermind group set I was part of, people talk about, you know, what you wanna do is kinda try to push the rules as much as you can. You wanna make sure you get the right keywords in there. You wanna make sure you have really good screenshots. You wanna just basically get it up in the rankings, however, sometimes they’ll come through and reject it. Like a rule like this, like not mentioning Android, I kinda knew that was there but you know in the past, they kinda let that slide. But I guess they’re cracking down on it.