Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Stupid decision making on Apple's part - "Lets reject legitimate applications!"

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I've always had reasons to avoid Apple, not so much because their products are bad, but because of the stupid decisions Apple makes.

Like the fact that the iPhone STILL to this day does not have copy & paste? WTF

Just recently, Apple denied an update for an application called Tweetie - a client that lets users post short messages directly to their Twitter accounts.  The application was rejected  on account of some bad language that was on Twitter.  The decision making that goes through Apple's channels for application approval is completely fucking retarded.

There was an application called "Podcaster" (now known as the RSS Player) that would allow people to download or stream podcasts onto their iPhone/iPod Touch. It was rejected because Apple claimed it was duplicating existing functionality.  (Yet at that time the option didn't exist until they released an update to their firmware.)

Engadget made a really good point saying they might as well reject Safari, since it's capable of displaying profanities, might as well lock it down because it can display bad words!  OH MY!

Seriously Apple, pull your head out of your ass.  You have a good thing going here with your App store.  If you keep fucking developers over with your stupid decisions rejecting legimate applications, yet approve stupid shit like "iFart", you're going to drive away your community.