Strange Delays in Appstore Approvals

Wobble Premium is live in the store and has been for months – almost years… FREE updates have been uploaded to Apple in the past and approved quickly – and our usehave loved the free updates – just like they will when these updates are approved.

However, they have all been delayed for no apparent reason…

The new versions of Wobble were uploaded a week before the new blabr App. And whilst blabr was approved yesterday, Wobble has been in review for more than 2 weeks. Wobble has been in the Appstore now for 18 months, and has recently been updated for iOS 4.1 and a new feature was added – which whilst innovative and highly original doesn’t do anything that Apple should find disturbing. I’ve been instructed to keep this new feature under wraps until it’s approved so it isn’t copied!

On another note – how about that Victoria Secret App heh? If that isn’t a prurient I don’t know what is… of course it’s a bit hard to sell lingerie without “steamy hot” pictures, but it’s also hard to sell an App that Wobbles stuff without you know, wobbling stuff… Gotta wonder why the VS app is in entertainment section and promotes the unlocking of “content” when it is just a sales app? huh??

It would be really nice if Apple approved the new versions of Wobble before the Japanese TV show features it next week… yep it’s being featured on TBS, Tokyo Broadcasting System, in a show called, “Kakumei TV” (Revolutionary TV in English) which airs once a week nationwide in Japan.

“The show introduces various NEW things, from new inventions such as machines, games, robots, etc. that would become a role in bringing about a revolution to our future.

That’s a quote from the TV producer – I can’t wait to see what they make of Wobble – it was number one in Japan for a few months last year, so they love the app – it’s a pity that Apple doesn’t recognise Wobble as an app that “brings about a revolution in our future” as well 😉


Here’s the notes on each App and how long it has taken to get through the approval process…

Blabr:

Date

User

Status

October 29, 2010 17:13

 

Apple

 

Ready for Sale

 

October 29, 2010 17:07

 

Apple

 

Processing for App Store

 

October 28, 2010 09:50

 

Apple

 

In Review

 

October 21, 2010 07:37

 

Apple

 

Waiting For Review

 

October 21, 2010 07:36

 

Apple

 

Upload Received

Wobble Premium:

Date

User

Status

October 21, 2010 00:35

 

Apple

 

In Review

 

October 15, 2010 15:47

 

Apple

 

Waiting For Review

 

October 14, 2010 05:43

 

Apple

 

Upload Received

Wobble Lite:

Date

User

Status

October 21, 2010 10:46

 

Apple

 

In Review

 

October 15, 2010 15:30

 

Apple

 

Waiting For Review

 

October 14, 2010 06:21

 

Apple

 

Upload Received

 

Wobble HD – Apple rejected it saying it was the same as the other Wobble apps – except of course it is the HD version for the iPad (that’s why it’s called Wobble HD!)… 
We’ve completed the review of your app, however, because it duplicates the content and functionality of your app Wobble Premium, which is currently available on the App Store, we cannot post it app to the App Store.
2.11   Apps that duplicate apps already in the App Store may be rejected, particularly if there are many of them.

It was resubmitted on October 22 – the day after blabr was uploaded.

October 22, 2010 10:33

 

Apple

 

In Review

 

October 22, 2010 05:45

 

Apple

 

Waiting For Review

 

October 22, 2010 05:44

 

Apple

 

Upload Received

 

October 22, 2010 05:39

 

####

 

Waiting For Upload

 

October 21, 2010 17:19

 

Apple

 

Rejected

 

October 18, 2010 10:05

 

Apple

 

In Review

 

October 14, 2010 11:39

 

Apple

 

Waiting For Review

 

October 14, 2010 05:38

 

Apple

 

Upload Received

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