But what about the people who have to deny those apps, have you ever thought how their work routine goes? Former senior engineer at Apple Mike Lee reveals some interesting detail about the app review guys and it turns out their job is not all that easy as it might look on the surface.
Lee who worked at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Relations team and is definitely one of the people in the know, says that the department is understaffed like many at Apple and has to go through to tons and tons of junk apps for a huge part of the day. Actually, you might have never thought that with a $100 developer fee that Apple charges for entry, app reviewers would get so many apps filled with pictures of male and female genitalia.
“It's a very serious problem, trying to filter out things that no one is there to see. Somebody has to sit there and filter out all those d*cks. You can't let all those d*cks get through. You have to err way on the side of safety. You have to have people sitting there looking at things that may or may not be d*cks all day long. Apple refuses to farm stuff out to massive groups of people. They insist on having actual smart, educated, well-trained people doing the job. So that means they have to have some of their actual employees sifting through a pile of d*cks.”
"The only way to deal with it is to set the bar so far away from d*cks so that even a picture of a cucumber gets blocked by accident," Lee explains. "Because if you don't, you have people spending hours and hours of conversation on whether something is a pubic hair. It's a huge waste of time."
source: Business Insider