AppStore – What if your app gets rejected?

July 6, 2008

Anyone thought about the following:

  1. You have a stunning business plan which includes a nice iPhone / iPod Touch application
  2. After convincing your investors (and getting your funding) you start working hard on your app
  3. After several months and thousands of dollars spent on development you upload your new shiny app to the AppStore for aproval and distribution
  4. Apple rejects it.
There are some guidlines on which type of apps are “allowed” and which not, but they could still reject your app for other reasons – maybe because it canibalizes their own apps – or even worse their exclusive carriers revenue (for example with a chat application, cutting revenue on text/sms).