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How to Pass App Store Review: Guideline 4.3 Spam

Publishing similar apps is considered spamming. Yet there are valid reasons to develop multiple apps from the same code base. Here is what you need to know to avoid being labeled as spammer by app reviewers.

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Look-Alike Apps are Considered Spam by App Review

Some developers’ app updates were rejected from the App Store because their apps look similar. Worse, some others were marked as spammer due to publishing apps that looks like another developer’s app. How can you avoid this?

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How to Combine Apps into a Single Container App

It would be a big blow when Apple rejects your suite of apps, call it “spam” and tell you to move into a container app. If this is happening to you, then this article would be a solution to your predicament.

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How to Publish White-Label Apps in the App Store

Being a white-label app vendor in Apple’s store is not easy. App Review could label you as a spammer because of a number of similarly-looking template apps and jeopardize your entire developer account.

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How To Pass App Store Review: Guideline 4.2 Design – Minimum functionality

Delivering a “minimum viable product” won’t be viable if your app isn’t going to pass App Store Review. Is your app “good enough” for the App Store? Is it appropriate for the App Store and not better off in the web? Read on to ensure your app pass the gates of App Review.

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How to Provide Free Time-Limited Trials in the App Store

Providing “lite” version of apps had been the strategy to provide free trials since the dawn of the App Store. However these reduced-functionality apps fall short on demonstrating its full capabilities, which in itself be ineffective in enticing the user to buy. Fortunately that is no longer the only option available for App Store apps.

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Modeling In-App Purchases Inventory

There are four types of in-app purchases in Apple’s App Store, with their own unique ways to manage it. The challenge is how to isolate the intricacies of these product types from the rest of the application. Otherwise a move from non-consumable in-app purchase to a subscription type would involve a major rewrite. Learn how […]

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Time-Limited in-App Purchase

What if you need to create a “holiday special” in-app purchase? The item would only be available at a limited period some time in the future. However those who have bought the item would be able to use it beyond the purchase-able period, including restoring purchases should they need it.

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All About In-App Purchases

There are four types of in-app purchases in Apple’s App Store, with their own unique ways to manage it. Learn how to manage an app’s inventory of purchases, get the code base resilient to changes in the business side, and tips on how to implement some more esoteric business models as in-app purchases.

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Watch App as In-App Purchase?

How do you sell a watchOS app? Through in-app purchase of course, like these fine apps have done. However there’s a caveat condition that you need to guard for, otherwise you risk having angry customers.

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Implementing In-App Purchases for the Mac App Store

Did Apple rejected your app because it is a “trial version”? Are you looking to have an in-app purchase item in your Mac app? Read here to see the correct way to add in-app purchase items for the Mac App Store.

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Checklist for Publishing to the App Store

You’re about to submit an app to the Apple’s App Store, Android App Market, or Windows Phone Marketplace? STOP and read this article first before you do. A binary doesn’t make a product and here’s a checklist of the things that you need to have so that your product gets noticed.

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Sandboxing the PubSub framework

Are you having trouble sandboxing your app for the Mac App Store? I did and here is my experience on sandboxing News Anchor that uses Apple’s PubSub framework and didn’t play well with the sandbox. This cost me a DTS ticket and you will want to pay attention if your app also consumes RSS/ATOM feed […]

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Fixing Mac App Store Missing Screenshots Issue

You’ve just updated your Mac OS X applications screenshots in the App Store. You’ve waited for a couple of hours to ensure that Apple have refreshed all their CDNs with your new copy of the screenshot and then you start the Mac App Store application and lookup your app’s page. Then you saw your screenshots […]

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