Be very careful when you think about developing a great app idea!
batteryscore will not come back.
The part of the story I really don’t like at all is the way Apple handled this.
After one year on the App Store with an increasing number of downloads and users – more than 40.000 – Apple just decided to reject a small app update.
We did not change much. We had some user complaints and we tried to improve the user interface and some app messages.
Nevertheless Apple rejected the app every time. I even had a phone call with them and they gave me “hints” what to do with the app.
In fact we tried to follow those hints but nevertheless they rejected the app again and again.
We didn’t change its main functionality but they just rejected it every time according to another paragraph of the developer guidelines which we supposedly did not follow.
At the end I’ve spent more than $20,000 (twenty thousand dollars) to develop this app and earned only a small percentage back – but I thought the large user base would help me to earn some money sooner or later.
Of course this will not happen when Apple is just pulling it out for no good reason. The very same app got accepted 12 months ago.
Don’t forget the fact if you are not able to develop an app on your own, which means that you are not a programmer, then you have to ask and for sure pay for every update.
Updates are not only needed when you want to add features. Updates are necessary for bugs or and also – that’s the worst part – every time when Apple is changing something in their OS.
For iOS updates you have to update your app, paying your developer but will not get any new features.
At the end you are paying and paying but you need to sell many apps to earn enough so that this could be profitable.
We had a very nice developer who did many things without charging us too much but that’s not normal.
My advice: Do not follow your app dream if you are not able to program it on your own. It will cost you money and a lot of time. Finally you will earn nothing.
And BatteryScore: Why Apple does not like apps which are for testing their batteries is another story – but the answer is most probably pretty obvious…
batteryscore is a well-designed Battery Benchmark App for iPhone. Really easy to use and reliable.
Just test your iPhone battery and compare it to others. Really quick and easy!