Earlier we had talked about the majority of app developers who are under the app poverty line. Building an app should meet certain parameters that help keep your app among the best selling ones on the app store. Here is a list of what you should keep in mind while designing an app for the iOS app store.
Crashes and Bugs: Submit an app for review only when all the tests on the app are complete and when it is ready to be published. Check your app thoroughly for any bugs or flaws.
Substandard UI: Apple is quite famous for keeping its interface clean, refined and user friendly. Always keep these aspects in mind while designing the UI for your app.
BONUS : Do NOT Make An App On Steve Jobs
Placeholder content: Your app should never have any unfinished business as far as texts and images in the app are concerned. Apps that are still in development process cannot be published and distributed.
Advertisements: In case your app enables advertisements, you will be asked to check the IDFA (Advertising Finder) when you submit your app. If you indicate that your app uses the IDFA, but it does not have ad functionality or does not display ads properly, your app may be rejected. Make sure to test your app on an iOS device to verify that ads work correctly. Similarly, if you indicate that your app does not use the IDFA, but it does, your app will be put into the “Invalid Binary” status.
Incomplete Information: Enter all of the details needed to review your app in the App Review Information section of iTunes Connect. If features require signing in, provide a valid demo account username and password. If there are special configurations to set, include the specifics. If features require an environment that is hard to replicate or require specific hardware, be prepared to provide a demo video or the hardware. Also, contact information needs to be up-to-date.
Web clippings, content aggregators, or a collection of links: Always make apps that keep users engaged. In case there are web content that is not formatted for iOS, and limited web interactions, it will not make for a good app.
Repeated Submission of Similar Apps: Apps that have similar functionality should not be submitted repeatedly as these ties up the app review process and leads to app rejection. By combining similar apps into one, the review process can be improved and can provide a user friendly app experience.
Inaccurate description: App description and screenshots of apps should carry the accurate functionality of your app to help users understand your app before downloading. This improves the user experience and leads to positive reviews on the app store.
Lasting value: If your app does not keep the user engaged through its functionality and content, or if it applies to only a niche audience, the app may not be approved on the store.
Misleading users: If your app does not perform as per the description provided, or if the description gives the users an impression of something that it is not, then it can lead to app being rejected. Your app needs to deliver on the features promised to the users.
– More @Apple developer site.
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