Last week, the screening process for iPhone applications was in debate and became the topic du jour.
Baby Shaker Is Latest iPhone App to Get Pulled by Apple
Apple likes to boast that there’s an app for almost anything. But it still works mighty hard to make sure there isn’t an app for absolutely everything.
Amid the thousands of iPhone and iPod Touch applications submitted that let users play games, listen to music, organize their lives, balance their check books and more, a few (4 percent, the company says) just don’t pass muster.
Some get nixed because of content the company finds offensive, others because the purpose is too close to something Apple already has in the works.
The company doesn’t often elaborate on its screening process (and declined to comment for this story). But it often leaves frustrated developers and controversial headlines in its wake.