Apple Posts Guidelines for Mac App Store

Apple Posts Guidelines for Mac App Store

Apple’s restrictions for its iOS App Store have been the subject of much discussion. So what will be allowed in the newly announced Mac App Store? Here are some highlights of Apple’s guidelines:


  • No “beta,” “demo,” “trial,” or “test” versions
  • No duplicates of apps already in the store
  • No third party installers
  • No user-generated content that is frequently pornographic
  • No misspellings of Apple products in app names
  • No realistic images of people or animals being killed or maimed, shot, stabbed, tortured, or injured
  • No interfaces that are “complex or less than very good”

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