updated 10:45 am EDT, Sat July 18, 2009
Syncode App evaluation
Syncode has posted information regarding the approval process for its application, iTweetReply, at the App Store and calls for more transparent and faster app evaluations. The developer submitted its application for evaluation on June 9th and did not receive approval until July 10th. Syncode believes an Apple tester viewed the login screen and stopped short of testing the rest of the application. A few days later Apple sent the developers an email suggesting the application was taking longer than expected to evaluate.
Apple did not contact Syncode until the 24th to say the app had been rejected on the basis that there was an unwanted address shown in the Splash Screen of the app. Syncode believes Apple took issue with the screen when the tester originally previewed the app nearly a month before.
The iTweetReply app was resubmitted and approved another two and a half weeks later on July 10th. Syncode hopes stories such as this will lessen and Apple will implement a more transparent app evaluation process.