Top 4 Reasons Why Apple Will Reject Your iPhone App
Apple has a reputation for being strict on their app approval process. They want to make sure each app is a good fit, and appropriate for their users, especially since it’s been proven that users are more likely to spend more money in the app store than any other. However, there are several reasons why Apple will reject iPhone app submissions, and determined the top 4 that we find are the most important and easily avoidable.
There are always going to be similar apps in the app store, but when you start having too many of the same ones, it gets a little unnecessary. That’s another great perk of Apple’s approval process; They want to make sure that each app brings some uniqueness to the app store.
If you have an app that has the same concept as another, Apple is looking for you to either improve the functionality or differentiate yours from the competition. Plus, you want users to find your app better than the rest. Think outside the box.
Too much frustration
The one thing that Apple (and most users) do not want to experience is the app crashing and taking too long to load. If that is happening to your app, then you have some fixes to work out before submitting the app.
However, if you refuse to make those fixes and submit to Apple, chances are your app isn’t going to be approved. Make the necessary changes to ensure your app has a better chance to be approved, and also, for better user experience and ratings.
Many people have the misconception that a mobile website is an app. However, it actually is not an app, it is just a website that is formatted to fit on the screen. If you try to submit that to Apple, it will without a doubt be rejected. Make sure your app is using native features of the iPhone and has functionality to it.
Displaying that your app as a “tester” will not get your app approved. Refrain from using words like “demo” or “beta” – that will sure be a red flag to the approval staff.
Even without these issues, it isn’t guaranteed that your app will be approved, but your chances have become much higher. Most app development companies can guide you in the right direction as to what may or may not be approved, but Apple’s guidlines can change at any time and without notice.
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