Apple has issued an initial outline of what developers will need to do to get their apps listed in the upcoming Mac App Store, reports “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com).
“The App Store has revolutionized the way mobile apps are developed and distributed,” Apple writes in the Mac App Store Review Guidelines document. “With over 300,000 apps and 7 billion downloads, it has been a huge hit with developers and users around the world. Now we are thrilled to be opening our new Mac App Store to the hundreds of thousands of Mac developers and tens of millions of Mac users around the world.”
The guidelines further note, “to ensure that apps are reliable, perform as advertised, and free of offensive material, we will review every app on the Mac App Store based on a set of Mac App Store Review Guidelines that we are ready to share with you. These guidelines are designed to help you create and prepare your apps so they will sail through our approval process.”
Apple lists a series of rules pertaining to how apps work, how they install themselves, how they update, and what technologies they use.