And people ask me why I never developed an iOS app.
The shoddiness and randomness associated with App Store approvals flies in the face of Apple’s “commitments to developer experience” and all the keynote speeches we’ve heard in the past few years.
I follow quite a few Apple developers, and can reach back as far as 2010 for similar idiocy (some of it with apps from places I worked in), so it saddens me that in 2023 Apple still has uneven, arbitrary processes to approve iOS apps and that some reviewers seem to be borderline incompetent.
Many complaints smack of people rushing through reviews and just sending out boilerplate responses without even trying to use the apps or understanding what they do, as if they worked on commission and were trying to meet quota.
Sideloading cannot come too soon.