Apple Loosens App Guidelines

Added by on September 6, 2010

The Apple company has just announced that they are going loosen the guidelines for iPhone application developers. However, Apple pointed out that this does not mean it will become easier.

They have made guidelines to be followed by the developers, and as long as they adhere to such guidelines ,they will be accepted. Otherwise,they will be rejected. An example of this will be “hastily-assembled code, pornography, any video game identifying enemies as a specific race or ethnicity, or “mean-spirited applications.”

Apple continues by saying, “We have over 250,000 apps in the App Store. We don’t need any more Fart apps. If your app doesn’t do something useful or provide some form of lasting entertainment, it may not be accepted.”

Though not really that apparent, it seems that Apple has loosened its standards in application development to compete with the Android Operating System. And this OS is known to have unregulated apps. Last July, Google anounced the released ofa Beta version of Android App Inventor.

This is a do-it-yourself appplication creator by just filling in the blanks and basing it on the building blocks of an Android application creator. This is more specific to owner because he can literally create the app that he needs, unlike others that rely on programmers who sometimes create apps that are far from being usable.