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I disagree. None of the things he has had to do for Apple so far say anything about the security or quality of the app that he is wanting to submit to the store, which in the end, is all that actually matters.
It has mostly just been time-wasting hoops that they are making him jump through.
The United States invariably does the right thing, after having exhausted every other alternative. -Winston Churchill
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. -Oscar Wilde
Wow, even the French showed a little more spine than that before they got their sh*t pushed in.[^] -Colin Mullikin
The differences in the levels of malware apps between the stores indicates that they're potentially doing something right. Making sure the developer is who he says he is seems sensible (although painfully slow).
I came into this game for the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there's trouble, a man alone. Now they got the whole country sectioned off, you can't make a move without a form.
Ah, I see you have the machine that goes ping. This is my favorite. You see we lease it back from the company we sold it to and that way it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital account.
Yes, Apple makes you jump through more hoops. With Apple, you will need to renew your developer license every year, re-publish your apps with renewed certificates every year, and go through longer wait periods for your app to get reviewed. It can be a pain. However, Google Play virtually does nothing to verify your app other than scan it for viruses before allowing it to go through to the store. No real person ever looks at it in my experience, while I know Apple looks at it because Apple has a test account that I setup under my apps and I can see when they last logged in (and they've asked me follow up questions). So from developer standpoint, you might think Google Play is better because you don't have to do so much, but from a consumer point-of-view, I have a higher comfort level with Apple knowing someone is taking a look at the app to make sure it is what the developer says it is and it isn't some kind of malware.
That's great information about how the Apple Dev account works.
Thanks and I do agree with you on the safety issues.
At least the app store items are vetted and once you get there consumers have a bit more trust in the app. That's always good for those of us who are doing legit work.