Apple Lifts App Store Approval Shroud for Developers

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PC World, 9/9/10

Apple relaxed App Store approval guidelines making it easier for software developers to make applications for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. In a surprise statement released Thursday Apple said it would allow developers to use Adobe’s Flash program to create apps for its iOS devices such as the iPhone. Apple also said it would be more transparent about its App Store approval process.

Apple’s App Store approval policy has dumbfounded mobile app developers for years. Many software developers have complained that Apple has mysterious denied their apps from inclusion in the iTunes App Store or griped that their iPhone app was abruptly removed with little to no explanation as to why.

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