iDroid App Rejected By Apple. Well, Duh.
November 29, 2009 at 11:45 AM EST
Here's a tip for all you iPhone app developers out there. If you want to make sure your app doesn't join the long list of rejected iPhone apps out there, make sure it doesn't advertise a competing product, especially if that product runs the Android operating system. Swavv Apps (creators of Beer Pong) learned that lesson recently when they tried to get their iDroid app past the App Store censors. The iDroid didn't do much. It didn't replicate any Droid features or take over any functionality of the iPhone (that would have made it a worthwhile app). All it did was display the glowing red Droid eye. If you tapped on the eye, it then showed some marketing bullet points about the competing phone such as the fact that it can run simultaneous apps and has a slide-out keyboard (something the iPhone lacks). The second page also shows a picture of the Droid with its keyboard out.