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A few things to consider (I went thru the exact same path):

- Android: toll to get approved on the Android market is significantly less. You can release the apk unsigned, they'll install.

- Use webkit to wrap your app inside some dummy binaries. Apple approves your app then you keep updating your app leaving on AWS or Google App Engine your pick

- Don't go full blown. Release a lite app with minimum features, then add more as you go. Apple tech reviewers are humans. You need to familiarize them with your app, then you can crank up the features.

- Blog about it and get the community to be supportive and all jazzed up on how evil Apple is (IMHO: you did that too late)

- Release some libraries open source. I am not sure why you released the whole thing, because I don't think it will help you much beside maybe the buzz factor (which you would have gotten by writing to techcrunch, hacker news, slashdot and theregister.

- Finally, never give up, never surrender. It's a tough world out there and if it was easy, everyone would be able to do it.

Good luck!




- Blog about it and get the community to be supportive and all jazzed up on how evil Apple is (IMHO: you did that too late)

Before you do this, make sure that:

1) You've got a valid complaint. I've seen too many developers complain about something being rejected when everyone who looks at the rules will instantly see that they're in violation (if you think it's a dumb rule doesn't matter, Apple made it up and Apple decides both if you're in violation and the consequenses of the violation)

2) Be aware that you're most likely burning bridges at Apple and killing any goodwill you might have with them. Calling them an evil empire just isn't the kind of thing that's likely to bring them over to your side.

I think that the OP has carefully avoided calling Apple names and such, and instead focused on the basic facts: he's spent a lot of time and effort to make the app (which has been received well by people at Apple), but there's a limit to what resources a small company can spend while waiting for a response. You'll also note that he's making sure to point out that he'd like to get back to work on it as soon as possible.




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