What to Do If Your iPhone Or iPad App is Rejected From the App Store

If your app is rejected from the App Store, what you do next is critical. Learn the essential steps to take if Apple says no and how you can increase your chances of getting your application approved.

Many apps are rejected from the App Store for a variety of reasons. Apple reviews each and every submission before it is approved to appear in their mega-mall of apps. They want to carefully monitor the quality of the software for sale and ensure a good experience for the millions of people who own an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.

Do not lose your momentum if your app is rejected from the App Store. Fix your application and submit it again soon. I will help you avoid rejection by sharing the reasons behind common problems.

Why was my iPhone app rejected? Apple has an important set of rules they enforce before listing an application from a developer. If your app was rejected, carefully read the Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) to make sure it is meeting all of the requirements or make changes.

While there can be many reasons why your request was turned down, there are three common problems to watch out for. Avoid these mistakes when you submit your app to decrease the chances you will be rejected:

1. App not working as expected

A reviewer at Apple will carefully test your iPhone application. If it contains any bugs or technical problems, it may be rejected.

What to do: Make sure to carefully test your app in both the simulator and on a real iPhone or iPad before you submit your app for approval.

2. Violating trademarks or copyrights

Another common cause for apps to be rejected from the App Store is that they use trademarks without permission or include copyrighted material that you do not own.

What to do: Before you submit iPhone apps, remove any photos, icons, videos, sounds, or trademarked words (especially that Apple owns) that you do not have permission to use.

3. Objectionable material

While it is subjective to say what is inappropriate, Apple will reject your app if it includes explicit or objectionable material.

What to do: Remove any language, photos, sounds, etc. that come too close to the line.

If your app is rejected from the App Store, take a deep breath and submit it again after you have followed the advice in this article. Best of luck!

iPhone Apps to Lookout for in 2012

As the mobile app count passed a million mark, 2011 has been a great year for the smartphone users. Apple released some exiting products such as iPhone 4S and iPad 2 for the iOS and for Android a plethora of devices were launched that include Amazon's Kindle Fire. As an app reviewer, I have listed a few iPhone apps, which I think could make an impact in 2012.

Vidify: As iOS devices have HD video recording ability, apps like Vidify make the most of it. With this app, users can edit their videos inside the iPhone. They can add audio, cross dissolves effect, fade in - fade out effects and sepia or warming filters and they can also adjust video length, video resolution and edit speed. I find it really easy to add an audio file, but it needs some sort of expertise to master the other areas of the app. This app has already been called as Instagram for videos. Vidify is compatible with Phone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (4th generation), iPad 2 and it requires iOS 4.3 or later. It costs USD 1.99.

iCircuit Training: This is an iOS app that helps users do all the workouts without the help of any equipment. It has18 pre-designed circuits and 50 exercises classified under three levels of difficulties - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. To do specific workouts, there are options like Upper, Lower and Whole Body. It has images and videos to guide the users, but it needs active internet connection to play the videos. As this app has a lot of images, it is a bit bulky and I think, the UI needs some rework regarding the look. However, iCircuit Training is a great app for the users who want to do workouts from the luxury of their home and at zero cost. It is compatible with iPhones and iPads running iOS 4.2 or later and it costs USD 1.99.

Goldman HD: Goldman HD is a game app where the objective is collecting the gold by guiding the miner to blast the mine. There are 8 grounds and the users need to use the right kind of bomb for every ground. He can also use some super weapons during his endeavor. The graphics and the sound effects are amazing in Goldman HD. This game doesn't have any complicated rules and has 100 amazing levels. This app would look even great, if it has a help section. Goldman HD is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad and it requires iOS 3.2 or later. This app costs just USD 0.99 and there is also Lite version available for free.

App Store has seen the arrival of a lot of good apps in 2011. Let us hope for a more productive 2012. We checked over 4,000 apps last year. Among them, we hope these few apps could perform well in 2012. Our evaluation process is generally based on the design and usability. If you think, you too have found a great app, please let us know at Alpha Digits. Wish you all a happy new year!!!