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Je Suis CHARLIE App Gets Approved Within an Hour of Contacting Tim Cook

Je Suis CHARLIE App Gets Approved Within an Hour of Contacting Tim Cook

Posted January 12, 2015 at 10:29pm by iClarified
Two developers in southern France wanted to create an 'I Am Charlie' app to let people show their support for free speech and freedom of expression following the January 7th, 2015 massacre in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed at the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo leading many to take up the 'Je suis CHARLIE' expression as a rallying cry.

However, as many developers know, it can take a long time (around 10 days) to get a new app approved for the App Store. So they wrote to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

While it usually takes more than 10 days to validate an application on the App Store, they wrote directly to Tim Cook Friday night to inform him of the idea. In the ten minutes, they had an answer from one of his assistants who gave them the go to validate within an hour of the application, to one condition; be associated to a press publication of a certain value. That will be "Nice Matin", obligation of proximity.


The app lets you mark your location on an map in support of the campaign. Here is the description in French.

Description:
Parce que "Je suis CHARLIE" est devenu le symbole de la liberté d'expression, quelles que soient vos croyances, votre pays et vos opinions, téléchargez l'app "Je suis CHARLIE" et marquez simplement votre position sur la mappemonde.

Nous allons montrer que nous sommes tous unis et solidaires à travers le monde entier.

"Nous sommes tous CHARLIE"



You can download Je suis CHARLIE ! from the App Store for free.

Read More [via iPhon.fr] [via Yohann]


Je Suis CHARLIE App Gets Approved Within an Hour of Contacting Tim Cook
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abdellllllllllll
abdellllllllllll - January 18, 2015 at 6:44pm
Islam is a relegion of peace and freedom of speech, know it before judging it ! the only victim in what's happened and will happen is Islam, it's a very crual plan against it, because it has the power to give people to live in peace, and that's what dark forces don't want to happen ! please go search the truth before judging. peace !
youcef
youcef - January 14, 2015 at 11:50am
i believe that the right of expression that's not mean right four insulting people or there religion. Je Suis Prophet MOHAMED
Name14
Name14 - January 14, 2015 at 12:08pm
If the prophet was offended, let him sort it out with the 'culprit'. Same goes for god, allah, moses, mary or whomever you pray to
youcef
youcef - January 14, 2015 at 1:15pm
i am not defending the massacre re-action, but i condemn the image given to the islam. i demand that before judging the re-action, we should critic the action
youcef
youcef - January 14, 2015 at 11:47am
i am sure, that you did not understand the meaning of Islam. i highly recommend you for search the ISLAM religion. then you have the right to judge ...sir
abdellllllllllll
abdellllllllllll - January 18, 2015 at 6:48pm
Islam is a relegion of peace and freedom of speech, know it before judging it ! the only victim in what's happened and will happen is Islam, it's a very crual plan against it, because it has the power to give people to live in peace, and that's what dark forces don't want to happen ! please go search the truth before judging. peace !
The Boggyman
The Boggyman - January 13, 2015 at 11:50pm
So terrorists knows where is your location... Terrible mistake!
Jacob
Jacob - January 13, 2015 at 7:37pm
1.That's a lot of people, 2.Terrorist don't need specific targets, anybody will do. 3. I highly doubt anybody will stand there all day and night.
Mac
Mac - January 13, 2015 at 4:16pm
I believe freedom of expression led to Charlie's murder and terrorist. Lets assume that if French government at the beginning did not allow freedom of expression; today we might saved Charlie and stopped terrorists.
Mac
Mac - January 13, 2015 at 4:12pm
If Charlie have right to express her opinion, I believe that we all agree that she shall be responsible of consequences of it. What happened to her is because of her opinion regardless of any religion.
Yeaaaaaa....
Yeaaaaaa.... - January 13, 2015 at 5:03am
Oh, an app that was approved prior to reviewing the code for anything malicious, that tells potential extremists where I'm at...sounds fantastic.
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it wasnt me
it wasnt me - January 13, 2015 at 1:50am
Allahu Akbar!!!
Butterspider
Butterspider - January 13, 2015 at 12:22am
This seems like a bad idea. Maybe just region totals would be better.
Basswow
Basswow - January 12, 2015 at 10:54pm
Good idea...now they can even find a you and get you when you're all alone. Is there at least an emergency button included?
Femi
Femi - January 12, 2015 at 10:38pm
Good
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