Apple changes policy and locks in screenshots once an app is approved
0. phoneArena posted on 09 Jan 2013, 18:31
Apple announced a change on its Developer Portal on Wednesday that is designed to prevent scam artists from pulling the bait and switch routine by submitting an app with screenshots from a non-descript game and then swapping it out once the app is approved with screenshots from a popular game; this recently occured when a pair of fake Halo 4 apps were sold in the App Store...
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2. downphoenix posted on 09 Jan 2013, 19:50 4 3
Agreed. One thing Apple does have over Android in this regard is a speedier response to stuff like this.
6. joey_sfb posted on 09 Jan 2013, 21:14 4 1
This happened like weeks ago and the apple fan claim speedier response compare to Android.
downphoenix, there no such reporting on play store to begin with. People like you give apple fans a bad name.
8. sprockkets posted on 09 Jan 2013, 22:00 0 0
Yes, if only the person who approved the app actually, um, checked it as apple is so proud of their curated app store...
4. firelightx posted on 09 Jan 2013, 20:30 0 0
Do they have any system in place for approving picture changes afterwards? What happens to legit apps that simply redesign their UI, or come out with a new feature? Is there a policy in place for them?
I see why Apple made this move, I just hate to see a couple "bad eggs" ruining it for everyone, you know what I mean?
7. thmst30 posted on 09 Jan 2013, 21:57 0 0
If they update their app that has to be approved as well does it not? So I assume the new updated app would then have updated screenshots. I don't think it will be an issue.