Saturday, November 27, 2010

Apple Rejects Android Magazine App From The Apple App Store

It should not come as a shock that the boys in Cupertino are not great fans of anything to do with Google's Android OS. The disgust for Donut, Eclair, Froyo and Gingerbread is so huge, that Apple has still just rejected an Android magazine from the App Store.

Fortune Magazine reports to Mediaprovider, a small Danish publisher, was informed with Apple's developer relations team that they wouldn't agree to their Android magazine app in App Store. When asked by Mediaprovider's CEO, Brian Dixon, why Apple was rejecting the app, an Apple representative simply said

" you know... your magazine. It's just about Android.... we can't have that in our App Store."

The small publisher wasn't surprised by Apple's rejection and said,  

"it's funny really because I don't think we would sell many magazines on Android through Apple App Store." Appears that Mediaprovider simply might have been testing Apple to observe if they'd approve a magazine app that covered a competing mobile OS.

With Mediaprovider's app rejected, we  know that Apple has a "zero tolerance" plan for something Android related showing in the iTunes App Store.  While the Android Marketplace is open, it might be interesting to see if any iOS magazine apps show up in time for those new Gingerbread based tablets which are expected out early next time. Guess we'll have to wait and find out.

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