App Approval Inconsistencies Claims Another Victim: Appl-o-Meter
We got a tip today that the developers of Appl-o-Meter received an email from Apple denying the lite version of their application. Apparently Apple does not like an icon that resembles the Apple trademark logo and so denied the app. Now, if this was the end of the story I wouldn’t be wasting my time posting it, but it’s not… It turns out that the full/paid version of the same app has the very same image in it, and it was approved by Apple without any problem at all.
From the developer:
Today I have got the e-mail from Apple — they did not approve the lite-version of my application “because of an Apple trademark image”. In Appl-o-Meter, I really have an icon depicting an apple, but it does not look like the Apple trademark and – what is more important – I have exactly the same icon in the paid version that has been being sold in iTunes Store for about a month.
If you’re interested in reading more, Appl-o-Meter has posted a tidy account on their site. This is just another addition to the growing mountain of app approval problems that plagues the App Store. Hopefully one day they are resolved, hopefully.