sunny wrote:it's been 2 weeks, any news?
Yeah, I was rejected on the first attempt. Really pisses me off actually. They claim that my app allows people to send anonymous or spoofed text messages, which is very true, only because Apple will not allow us to directly access the phone number of the iPhone that is running the application so that I can hardcode their number as the sender. I guess because they think it is a privacy issue, and yet they give you direct access to the address book so you can grab the numbers of the iPhone owners friends and family and that is not a privacy issue?
Anyway, I am not pissed for the reasons they rejected it, except for the fact that there are 2 other applications on the App Store right now that do the EXACT SAME THING as mine and they were approved without a problem, and one of them just recently submitted an update which was also approved, even though both of them allow anonymous and spoofed text messages.
If they are going to hold one app to such high standards, they need to hold ALL of them to the same standards. The idea that one reviewer approves an app with these features while another reviewer thinks it is against Apple's policy and disapproves mine is ridiculous. But you can't tell Apple that... I tried writing the reviewer back and asking why I was rejected while the other two Apps were approved and he respond by telling me to go ask for code level support in the forums. What an Ass!
Well, I found the undocumented code for retrieving the phone number of the iPhone and set it so that the user could not change the phone number and then resubmitted the App.... but apparently it takes an additional 14 days on resubmission as you get no preferential treatment over new submissions. They will probably reject it again because I am using an undocumented API command.