Steve Jobs calls to console developer whose app is rejected for the Apple iPad

Steve Jobs calls to console developer whose app is rejected for the Apple iPad
It was quite a day for software developer Ram Arumugam back on October 26th. First, he learned that his application "Economy for iPad" was rejected because he used a private application programming interface. So Arumugam sat back in his chair and sent off an e-mail to Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The message must have struck a chord with the executive because two hours later, Arumugam and Jobs were chatting on the phone as the latter explained why the app was quashed.

It seems  that the developer had used a non-public API when putting together his program because he needed for the on-screen QWERTY keyboard to disappear after the user was done typing. After talking with the CEO, Arumugam revised his program, removed the non-pubkic API and replaced it with one that met Apple's requirements and the program was accepted into the App Store.

As we have seen in the past, Steve Jobs does have a reputation as a person who does get around to reading his e-mails although trying to authenticate his responses has been hard to do.

source: AppleInsider



1. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

If it sounds needlessly angry, yet buddhist somehow, it's authentic.

3. iuy9 unregistered

how u know if he's buddist? and dont say u found out on the website beginning wiith 'w'

2. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

"two hours layer"?? time is deep.

4. newfdog 13

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

"removed the non-pubkic API"??? what is pubkic? is that like bupkis? And you guys write for a living and can't spellcheck? or is that spellckic? lol

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