At work an interesting tempest in a teapot arose.
And in my personal hacking life, another tempest in a teapot.
The former I cannot discuss. The latter, however, I can: my little protest in code has come to bite me on the ass. Or rather, more specifically, it has come to bite another poor fellow on the ass: I just found out his application has been rejected because Apple believes FlowCover is CoverFlow, despite the differing graphical appearances. (Specifically my tiles don’t “pop” the way iPhone CoverFlow tiles do as they pass through the center. It was a style choice.)
I’ll wait if he wants to raise hell publicly; it’s not my story. But I do know there are at least two other applications currently on the Apple Store which successfully shipped using FlowCover, so it just illustrates the lack of standards on Apple’s editorial review process.
And it should be evidence that the App Store is succeeding because of the success of the iPhone, and not the other way around–as Verizon, T-Mobile, Google and others seem to believe as they shove their own mobile device application stores down people’s throats.