Apple denies CastCatcher update entry into App Store

Apple has rejected an update to return7's Internet Radio application CastCatcher into the App Store because of bandwidth concerns, according to a blog post by one of the developers, Amro Mousa. The rejection comes after Apple allowed three prior releases into the Store.

The blog post cites a note from Apple that reads, “CastCatcher Internet Radio cannot be posted to the App Store because it is transferring excessive volumes of data over the cellular network, which as outlined in the iPhone SDK Agreement section 3.3.15, is prohibited.”

In addition to pointing out that Apple had no problem with the three previous releases of CastCatcher, the developer also takes exception to the app being denied for bandwidth usage because other radio apps on the store also use the cellular network.

“CastCatcher does not burden cell networks any more than any other radio application," the post reads. "Ridiculous.”

The developer said he has e-mailed Apple and hopes to resolve the issue.

CastCatcher isn’t the first application Apple has denied entry into the App Store. A podcasting app was refused because Apple said it “duplicates the functionality of the Podcast section of iTunes.” MailWrangler was denied because of potential confusion with Apple’s built-in Mail application.

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