In an attempt to mend fences with its developer community, Apple has taken two surprising steps. First, the company relaxed the restrictions which banned developers from using third-party tools to create iOS apps. While users still won’t be able to view Flash-enabled Web sites, developers can use Flash to build apps.
Second, the company is publishing its App Review Guidelines for the first time. That transparency should give developers a better idea of what they need to avoid in order to get their apps approved.