The other side of the applications of the App Store

10:09 AM Edited by Blony

. We have all read stories of people who have managed to gain large sums of money in a relatively simple with the App Store. There is no doubt that Apple has taken a big step forward by giving a platform to amateur developers who sell their creations. But behind that looks so good, there might be some reprehensible behavior of others.

In recent days he has an argument with sugido Web AppCraver dedicated to applications for iPhone and iPod Touch. Dan Boutros, developer of a game called Trixel, contacted them to discuss their application and received the following reply:

Thanks for sending us information about your new application. Please note that
given the high number of requests we receive daily analysis, we could take a while to get to your application.

We have other options to ensure that your application is viewed by readers AppCraver.

With a payment of $ 50 can provide expedited review. This will cause your application is reviewed by our team in a period of less than 6 days. However, even if your application is reviewed, it ensures that you not be published.

Although acceleration of payment do not guarantee a positive analysis, it does assure you that if our analysts do not approve your application, we will refund your payment and not to proceed with the article. After all, our readers are not interested in negative analysis, but we hope that highlighting the best and most interesting applications out there.
The fact of paying for special treatment because it is suspect and the refund in the event that the application does not pass the cut seems especially dangerous. Surely we all happened to read it too tempting to assess the most applications in a positive way. One of the analysts said that she does not know who has paid and who is not when you are asked to do a review, but other analysts may know it.

In short, this is not a negative or corrupt per se, but it is a form of acting that can lead to suspicion and mistrust and could be avoided. Especially if the readers of the web authors do not know what they have paid and what authors.


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