Apple is Now Banning Single Station Radio Apps

Apple is Now Banning Single Station Radio Apps

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Apple is now banning all single station radio applications from the App Store, according to Jim Barcus, president of DJB Radio Apps.

Barcus says Apple began rejecting the single station apps on November 10th saying that it "will no longer approve any more radio station apps unless there are hundreds of stations on the same app" and that "single station apps are the same as a fart app and represent spam in the iTunes store."

The Reg reports that although Barcus acknowledges that the apps he helps build for radio stations are similar, he says that each station has its own Apple developer account and that each app is named and tagged according to the station's call letters and location. "If you search on 'radio station app,' you're not going to see these applications," he tells us. "This isn't like you're getting spam. It's not like keying in 'Fart app.'" He also points out certain inconsistencies in Apple's stance. "Every Pizza joint can have its own app. There are more than 900 flashlight apps. More than 3,000 apps that do maps," he says. "But radio stations cannot have their own apps."

Barcus tried emailing Steve Jobs directly to voice his appeal however the Apple CEO replied with, "Sorry, we’ve made our decision." He is now encouraging all radio broadcast professionals to voice their concerns over this directly to the company.

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Apple is Now Banning Single Station Radio Apps

Apple is Now Banning Single Station Radio Apps

Jethro - November 25, 2010 at 2:17pm
This is one of the many reasons people hate Steve Jobs so much!
criminal record - November 25, 2010 at 2:58pm
tunein radio app does it all, and its affordable. everything.
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