MoodPhone and MoodPod Rejected by App Store

MoodPhone

We just learned that both of our recent applications, MoodPhone and MoodPod, have been rejected for submission by the iTunes App Store. It seems that the applications are too similar. We wanted to give iPod Touch users a separate but equal experience, but Apple wouldn’t have it.

Dear James,

Your applications, MoodPhone and MoodPod, cannot be posted to the App Store at this time because they are same application without significant differences in functionality.  The only difference is the color of the default background, which should be a setting, not a separate application.  Applications must comply with the Human Interface Guidelines and other Documentation provided by Apple as outlined in iPhone SDK Agreement section 3.3.5.

In order for your application to be reconsidered for the App Store, please resolve this issue and upload your new binary to iTunes Connect.

Best Regards,

[Name withheld]

It seems like Apple is being a wee bit controlling. Oh well, we have resubmitted MoodPhone so hopefully it will be available soon.

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