App Store Review Guidelines Get Published

Apple has published its App Store Review Guidelines to help developers understand how they review submitted apps.

Some of the Broader Themes
● We have lots of kids downloading lots of apps, and parental controls don't work unless the parents set them up (many don't). So know that we're keeping an eye out for the kids.
● We have over 250,000 apps in the App Store. We don't need any more Fart apps. If your app doesn't do something useful or provide some form of lasting entertainment, it may not be accepted.
● If your App looks like it was cobbled together in a few days, or you're trying to get your first practice App into the store to impress your friends, please brace yourself for rejection. We have lots of serious developers who don't want their quality Apps to be surrounded by amateur hour.
● We will reject Apps for any content or behavior that we believe is over the line. What line, you ask? Well, as a Supreme Court Justice once said, "I'll know it when I see it". And we think that you will also know it when you cross it.
● If your app is rejected, we have a Review Board that you can appeal to. If you run to the press and trash us, it never helps.
● This is a living document, and new apps presenting new questions may result in new rules at any time. Perhaps your app will trigger this.

The entire document
posted by Engadget and easily available to iOS Developers contains around 113 guidelines that must be followed.

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