Apple app review team rejected app updates ( Guideline 4.3)


Apple app review team rejected app updates of one of my popular game Word Search. The reason is that, i reused the codebase to develop another game math mastery. Though both game targeted different audience, but Apple’s new policy is that you can not use your same codebase to develop multiple apps. (Guildine 4.3)

At this point, decided to study more in Java and Android to save career.

May be Apple soon or later change their minds.

Word Search: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id698143087?mt=8
Math Mastery: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1024469928?mt=8

Their Response:

Guideline 4.3 — Design
We noticed that your app appears to be created from a template. Your app provides the same feature set as many of the other apps you’ve submitted to the App Store; it simply varies in content or language.

Apps that duplicate content or functionality create clutter, diminish the overall experience for the end user, and reduce the ability of developers to market their apps.

Next Steps

To resolve this issue, please combine apps with similar feature sets into a single “container” app (using the in-app purchase API to deliver different content if appropriate).

Please reply to this message to indicate the app name and Apple ID of any “container” apps submitted under your Apple Developer Program account.

Best regards,
App Store Review

mahmud ahsan

Computer programmer and hobbyist photographer from Bangladesh, lives in Malaysia. My [Github | Business | Twitter | Linkedin | Instagram | Flickr | 500px]

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