[Journey] Building an iOS & Android App Empire

Based on ur android background in play store.. Wich ones in more complex to code and make.. Ios or android app?
 
Currently, I have noticed that the app review on the Apple App Store became kinda strange. I have no idea how they changed their internal process or who reviews the apps, but sometimes these reviewers seem kinda lazy, like they don't even know how to use an app. Sometimes they would reject my app and then just ask random questions like "I can't press the "Premium" button" and I sit there and think: Mate, this isn't a button. It shows your user status on the top right corner, which is common practice.

I was just about to release another app, send it for review, but after 6 hours I get rejected with this message:

We noticed your app shares a similar binary, metadata, and/or concept as apps submitted to the App Store by other developers, with only minor differences.

Submitting similar or repackaged apps is a form of spam that creates clutter and makes it difficult for users to discover new apps.

I have a problem with this rejection. Why? Because first of all, isn't it supposed to be a "free market" where competition should be allowed? Even if there are 5 apps from 5 different developers, the user should choose the best one or cheapest one. Secondly, I searched for the main keyword, scrolled through the results and didn't find any app with the same functions, most of them not even in the same niche.

Luckily, on the Apple App Store you can message the reviewer. Let see what this person is going to reply.
 
I just read your whole thread from the beginning, I just want to say thank you for inspiring me to pursue my dream that I had since 2016... thank you for all the invaluable info that you gave away for free in this awesome thread, I'll begin my journey of mobile app development as soon as possible. Based on your experience, do you advise me to learn Kotlin multiplatform or Flutter? or should I learn a native language for each platform e.g. Swift & Kotlin? Thank you in advance :)
 
I just read your whole thread from the beginning, I just want to say thank you for inspiring me to pursue my dream that I had since 2016... thank you for all the invaluable info that you gave away for free in this awesome thread, I'll begin my journey of mobile app development as soon as possible. Based on your experience, do you advise me to learn Kotlin multiplatform or Flutter? or should I learn a native language for each platform e.g. Swift & Kotlin? Thank you in advance :)
Thanks a lot! It really depends. Flutter / Dart is a good start because it is multiplatform. But personally, I think SwiftUI is easier to learn. Right now I am only using SwiftUI to publish iOS apps. Maybe you saw that I didn't have much good experience with Google Play.
 
Update:

These days I start to change to regional pricing in my apps. This means that usually, I would set the price, for example, for a monthly subscription at $13.99 in the US and it would take this price tier and use it for other countries as well, also in their local currency. The problem with this is that the price of in-app purchases in Tier 3 countries is very high, and they mostly can't or don't want to spend the money. In other words: A guy from Bangladesh, Venezuela, Egypt, or Nigeria won't spend $13.99 (in his local currency) for a monthly subscription.

This is why I will edit all the prices for each country. I will differentiate between Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3.

Usually, Tier 1 would be the USA, Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan, France, etc. where the price would stay at $13.99.
Tier 2 would be Eastern Europe, a few Middle Eastern countries, and some Asian countries where the price will be $9.99.
Tier 3 would be Latin America, Southeast Asia, Africa, and others. Price will be $5.99.

First, I will just test it for 2 apps.

What's the idea behind this? I don't want to miss out on potential revenue and I want to get more, and longer engaged users, which will then lead to higher rankings and more downloads.
 
I was just about to release another app, send it for review, but after 6 hours I get rejected with this message:


I have a problem with this rejection. Why? Because first of all, isn't it supposed to be a "free market" where competition should be allowed? Even if there are 5 apps from 5 different developers, the user should choose the best one or cheapest one. Secondly, I searched for the main keyword, scrolled through the results and didn't find any app with the same functions, most of them not even in the same niche.
I guess apple as usual made too simplistic system - imho they just diff binaries and if your app is simple - for example you have 3rd party library like firebase and only some of your code and a lot of other apps also use the same libs they see that you have 99% same code (that is acutally library code that you both included) - as a workaround you may try using other versions of these libraries that are not that much in use or just include some other libs just to put in some different bytes to make seqenece of bytes of binary to look different (or at least make it order differently after obfuscation).
 
Currently, I have noticed that the app review on the Apple App Store became kinda strange. I have no idea how they changed their internal process or who reviews the apps, but sometimes these reviewers seem kinda lazy, like they don't even know how to use an app. Sometimes they would reject my app and then just ask random questions like "I can't press the "Premium" button" and I sit there and think: Mate, this isn't a button. It shows your user status on the top right corner, which is common practice.

I was just about to release another app, send it for review, but after 6 hours I get rejected with this message:



I have a problem with this rejection. Why? Because first of all, isn't it supposed to be a "free market" where competition should be allowed? Even if there are 5 apps from 5 different developers, the user should choose the best one or cheapest one. Secondly, I searched for the main keyword, scrolled through the results and didn't find any app with the same functions, most of them not even in the same niche.

Luckily, on the Apple App Store you can message the reviewer. Let see what this person is going to reply.

Hello
From month i'm trying to successfully publish my first app on this freaky store but its almost impossible.
Whatever keyword i trying to use all the time i am getting refused because

Guideline 4.1 - Design - Copycats

Its litreally nonsense, i am not even able to use ANY keyword, where other apps specially in "Reference" category contains in main title "Poppy", "FNAF", "TOCA", "Roblox", "Minecraft".

It wouldn't even pass in playstore.

What's going on, is there any key for avoid it?
 
Hello
From month i'm trying to successfully publish my first app on this freaky store but its almost impossible.
Whatever keyword i trying to use all the time i am getting refused because

Guideline 4.1 - Design - Copycats

Its litreally nonsense, i am not even able to use ANY keyword, where other apps specially in "Reference" category contains in main title "Poppy", "FNAF", "TOCA", "Roblox", "Minecraft".

It wouldn't even pass in playstore.

What's going on, is there any key for avoid it?
Yes, remove the app and resubmit it (another app id and bundle id)...and hope another person reviews it.

if you wanna see words like Roblox or Minecraft, make sure its in the title like "for Minecraft" or "for Roblox"
 
Yes, remove the app and resubmit it (another app id and bundle id)...and hope another person reviews it.

if you wanna see words like Roblox or Minecraft, make sure its in the title like "for Minecraft" or "for Roblox"
So everything depends of reviewer, and guy is somehow pinned later to checking the app every time?

It happens to you often?
 
So everything depends of reviewer, and guy is somehow pinned later to checking the app every time?

It happens to you often?
Yes, it really depends on the reviewer. Yes, the same guy is responsible for whenever you resubmit the app.

Yes, it happened to me a few times.
 
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