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App Store Rejection: App Icon and follow user icon are similar to Apple Maps folow icon #1

merlos opened this issue Apr 20, 2015 · 1 comment


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merlos commented Apr 20, 2015

Apple Rejected the App. The reason:

8.3 - Apps that appear confusingly similar to an existing Apple product, interface, or advertising theme will be rejected

Your app contains features that mimic the Apple Maps icon at the bottom right corner of the Maps iOS interface or behavior.

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Therefore it seems that the follow user icon is like Apple Maps follow user.

Here is an Apple Maps icon

It's curious because the Human Interface Guidelines of Apple say you should use similar icons as user is already familiar with them:

Bar Icons

iOS provides a lot of small icons—representing common tasks and types of content—for use in tab bars, toolbars, and navigation bars. It’s a good idea to use the built-in icons as much as possible because users already know what they mean.

Also, something that I cannot understand is that the App Icon is the arrow, but I don't know how it may confuse the user.

I've summited an appeal

@merlos merlos self-assigned this Apr 20, 2015
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merlos commented May 2, 2015

Apple changed its mind...

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merlos pushed a commit that referenced this issue Nov 16, 2018
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