Apple Posts Guidelines For Mac App Store; Will Start Accepting App Submissions From November; Will Launch In 90 Days

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We took the liberty of rounding up some of the most intriguing lines from the document so that those of you who don't have access to the developer portal can get the highlights. According to Apple , your Mac app will be rejected if:
The announcement of the Mac App Store was probably the most surprising news of today’s event. Here are some initial reaction from Mac developers.
Paul Kafasis, CEO of Rogue Amoeba, a developer of Mac audio software commented:
“It's certainly something we're looking at, but the restrictions and guidelines they've published are onerous at best”
Andrew Welch, president of Ambrosia Software, a developer of apps and games for the App Store had this to say:
Ambrosia is certainly interested in the idea of a centralized Mac application store. However the restrictions imposed by Apple on the applications may make it impossible for a number of our applications to be submitted.
At the end of the day, the App Store for Mac gives developers access to over 50 million Mac users with just a few clicks that was not available earlier. The Mac App Store will also make the process of discover, buying, downloading, installing and updating apps dead simple. So we would be surprised if the Mac developers don’t jump on board especially after the huge success of the App Store for the
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