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How I know Apple hates developers?

iglizer profile image Igor Glizer ・1 min read

So I've been trying to upload a free sticker pack for iMessage to AppStore for a while now. Why "trying"? because it keeps getting declined for the silliest reasons. It's nothing complex: just a bunch of our company's stickers about dev life. "Stickers for devs, by devs."

The first time Apple has declined the app because of the overall design, the second time it was because I used iMessage in the title. But this time it makes no sense at all. This is the message I got from Apple:

"Your app contains references to test, trial, demo, beta, pre-release or other incomplete content.
Specifically, some of your app’s stickers have β€œbeta” references."

Huh? Check out the pic - one of our dev-related stickers says "still in beta". I guess Apple took that way too literally. Good thing they didn't tell me my app was too buggy because it has a sticker of a bug which says "it's not a bug, it's a feature"...

On second thought, what if AppStore is a modern-day Genie? Maybe I should add a sticker that says "Apple owes me $20 million in stock"? Or just one that says "Apple approves this sticker pack".

#Thisneverhappens_on_googleplay
#appstore_make_a_wish
#rookout

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Front End Dev. Passionate about product. Hackathon Lover. Dog father of Mad Max.

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hahaha. Btw, these stickers are super cute.

 

If you use Android, you can get them on Google here: play.google.com/store/apps/details...
We'll try and get them to AppStore soon too... Although I'm kinda losing hope here... πŸ˜…

 

Any way to get them for Android, without going through the play store?

 

On second thought, what if AppStore is a modern-day Genie? Maybe I should add a sticker that says "Apple owes me $20 million in stock"?

Man pleads guilty to getting $172m from Google and Facebook via fake invoices

Could work πŸ€”

 

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