I attempted to make two iPhone apps last month. I wrote about one of them yesterday (The Dave Walker / CartoonChurch.com iPhone app), but the second was to have been ‘The dullest app in the world’, an iPhone version of my Dullest blog in the world. The app was to have contained the latest up to the minute updates from the dullest blog along with mentions of @dullestblog on Twitter. Unfortunately this app was turned down by Apple, who said that it would not be of interest to enough people. Their full response:
We’ve reviewed your application Dullest App in the World and have determined that this application is not appropriate for the App Store because it is intended for a limited audience.
If you would like to share it with friends and family, we recommend you review the Ad Hoc method on the Distribution tab of the iPhone Developer Portal for details on distributing this application among a small group of people of your choosing.
If you believe that you can add additional user functionality to Dullest App in the World so that it can be accessible to a wider audience, we encourage you to do so and resubmit it for review.
iPhone Developer Program
As you might imagine this came as quite a shock. I have the option to resubmit the app (for a fee), but I don’t know whether I’m going to do so. Should I make the dullest app less uninspiring? It might depend upon the level of interest.
If you would like to see the dullest app in the world come into existence feel free to join my rather halfhearted campaign by posting this elsewhere. Thank you!
It should be noted, by the way, that the dullest blog was updated today. This is a preemptive strike to silence critics who say it isn’t updated that often.
[The dullest blog in the world is available as one part of my other app - see The Dave Walker / CartoonChurch.com iPhone app or search iTunes for 'Dave Walker' or 'CartoonChurch' (one word)]