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App still pending review

Hello,

 

I submitted my 3rd app about a month ago (26th of september) and it's still pending review. I send an email  to BlackBerryAppWorldRequests@rim.com to ask if there're a problem or something about my app and I don't get any answer. As my other app have been validated quickly I wonder wether this delay is normal and if not what can I do ?

 

Are there things in an app that make the approval longer ?

 

Is the email the right one to ask question about app approval ?

 


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Re: App still pending review

Sending a tweet to @BlackBerryDev seems to help sometimes. Good luck!

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Re: App still pending review

What kind of app is it?
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Re: App still pending review

What's the name of the app?

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Re: App still pending review

The app is called "Funny Quotes".

 

Basically it read a RSS feed and display it as a list (public rss from qdb http://www.qdb.us/), You can also publish the quote on Facebook and twitter.

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Re: App still pending review

Finnally I get an answer : 

 

We are sorry but your request for 'Funny Quotes' to be a product in the BlackBerry® App World™ has been denied for the following reasons : 

we don’t accept content of this mature at this time. 

 

It's not very precise. Do you get this kind of answer before ? is it about gui ? user generated content ? I'm ready to modify my app to feet the "rule" but I have to know what is wrong. 

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Re: App still pending review

[ Edited ]

From what i see on the website from where you get quotes the problem is "mature language".

For example (a random quote) :


<Tarkaan>  holy **bleep**

<Tarkaan>  my electrical guy is here

<Tarkaan>  and my elec was all retarded

<Tarkaan>  fuses bridged with copper wire

<Tarkaan>  he's replacing that **bleep** with breakers

<Tarkaan>  so I don't **bleep**ing die

<ionine_>   Tarkaan, did he tell you to hold two wires while he makes a bowtie?

<Tarkaan>  I'm not falling for that again




Words as "**bleep**", "**bleep**ing"..etc are considered mature language therefore it seems RIM does not wanna such language at the moment. What you can do is to find a new source (where you can filter by content) or implement a filter so you remove such quotes yourself.

I think (personal oppinion) if you make a replace filter inside your app to replace words like "**bleep**" to "******" will be enought.

But you should ask appworld dev team (someone mentioned twitter) how to proceed.



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Re: App still pending review

Wow, actualy this forum have such filter as well :-)

"**bleep**" was ... well.. something durty :-)

I am sure that if you implement such filter and you point this forum as example this will do the work.

 

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Re: App still pending review

[ Edited ]

Thanks for the answer, I'll see the way to go Smiley Wink

 

On other market there're an kind of opt-in "I'm xx years old" but I don't see it on appworld (and I don't notice it before you talk about it).

 

Last question, does an official list of forbidden words exist or I have to make a wide range guess ?

 

Thx again  

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Re: App still pending review

I am not sure that there is "official list" but you can start with this one :

http://www.jomsocial.com/download/addons/content-enhancements/profanity-filter-word-list.html

Surely if you google more deeply into that you will find more complete lists that you can use.

 

 

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