App Store Guidelines To Get Your iOS App Approved

iOS application development

Unlike other mobile application stores, Apple is very particular about each and every app submitted to it. It is the strict policy and guidelines that have enabled Apple to feature some of the premium applications on the App Store. Although Google outperforms Apple when it comes to downloads, Apple is way ahead when it comes to generating revenue from the mobile apps.

With no upper limit to make money from the featured apps, Apple has made iOS development a golden mine for developers. Third party iOS app developers do their best to match with the high standards. If an app developer tries to bypass the guidelines of the App Store, Apple will simply reject the app and may ban the developer from future submissions.

  • Before you submit your app, make sure that it does not have any bugs, do not crash or does not perform the way it was stated. Moreover, specify all the features of the app beforehand. There is a different category for beta versions of the app, so the developer follows the TestFlight Beta Testing guidelines.

  • The app size should not surpass the size limit of 100 MB. According to the App Store Data guidelines, all the data (except the temp, app bundle and cache directories) is backed up. So, if the app requires storing any further data, it should be enabled with the “do not back up” function. 

  • The iOS mobile application development should make use of iOS SDK, JavaScript and Webkit for app development.

  • Do not use any non-public APIs and codes.

  • Especially for the iOS game developers, the app should be in sync with the Siri remote, if it is meant to work with Apple TV. Also, the app should not reveal the player ID to other app users.

  • If the iOS app uses the push notification APIs, it should ask for the user’s permission before it displays any notification. The guidelines are same for the applications that make use of location APIs to collect and transmit location data.

  • Keep the app name unique. When Flappy bird topped the Apple Store, all the apps that had similar names were put down, even if their content was original. Instead of getting accused of copying other apps, it better to keep the name and content unique.

In order to maintain an amazing user experience, Apple encourages third-party iOS developers to make use of the SDK and other resources to build unmatched apps for different iOS devices. iOS app developers should focus on the main function of the app and avoid using heavy user interface elements to avoid the app from getting slow. A good iOS app will always have translucent components and font which focus on the main data.

Once your app successfully makes it to the app store, it will take some time to gradually getting a good response. With hundreds of iOS apps getting submitted from all over, the App Store is brimmed with apps of all kinds. Yet, only a handful of them will be successful. Apple makes sure that it delivers only the best to keep the reputation on a high, and expects the same from the app developers. 

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