Apple rejects Drones+ app from its store


But Apple rejects the application with a different reason everytime. Apple’s latest rejection email said that the application promotes “objectionable and crude content”. The previous rejection reasons were that “the application was not being useful” and that “the application was hiding a corporate logo”.

Although Drones+ shows a pop-up notice when a U.S. drone kills someone it does not show any graphical images of people being killed in combat. UK’s Bureau of Investigative Journalism keeps track of every strike and updates a database in real time with information about it. The Drones+ application uses this publicly available database.

But Apple’s main reason of rejecting Drones+ from its store was not regarding the content but regarding the functionality of the Drones+ application. Begley is now wondering what can he change and if it’s really worth trying to submit the application a fourth time. Josh Begley declares: “If the content is found to be objectionable, and it’s literally just an aggregation of news, I don’t know how to change that”


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