Mistakes To Avoid While Putting An App On App Store

Mistakes To Avoid While Putting An App On App Store

Needless to say, the mobile app development industry is rapidly expanding. The popularity and penetration of mobile apps for our day-to-day activities are growing so fast that the demand for mobile apps has become an all-time high.

Moreover, because of the high revenue this industry generates, businessmen and entrepreneurs see it as a goldmine. But since there are so many apps for EVERYTHING in the app marketplace, the competition in the app development realm is very fierce.

With over 2 million apps in the iOS app store, entering such a crowded place and forming a niche is not an easy feat. Also, no matter what you do or how much you do for your app to survive, one thing or the other always seems to go wrong. What’s the reason behind this? Unpreparedness and poorly researched market & audience are some of the most common reasons why mobile apps go astray.

But you’re not alone. We’ve been there too. iOS app development is one thing but submitting it on Apple’s App Store is a whole nother kettle of fish.

If your app has suffered app store’s lash and got rejected the first time, you need to be careful when you resubmit.

Hence, we present to you some of the most common mistakes that you should take care of while submitting your app on the app store.

Mistakes To Avoid At The Time Of Submission

According to the reports, only last year, Apple rejected 150,000 apps submitted to their store.

For you, to not fall under these figures and get your app verified at the very first stage, we’ve compiled a list of mistakes to prevent you and your app from app store rejection.

    • Not Providing A Demo

An app demo or app preview gives a brief understanding of your app to the iOS app store. The team reviews each and every step and feature of your app to see how the app operates and then decide whether it should be allowed in the app store or not.

It is advised to not add the words such as ‘beta’, ‘trial’ or ‘coming soon’ when submitting the final results to the iOS App Store. This will only result in an instant app rejection since it gives the impression of the app not being tested correctly.

    • Inappropriate App Content

Apps comprising sensitive or objectionable content (gambling, hacking, etc.) are automatically rejected by the App Store. Apple is really strict when it comes to the apps that encourage dangerous behavior including violence, abuse and racism.

Since the App Store is very particular about giving its users a safe experience, an app that jeopardizes their reputation and integrity get cut out.

If your app is something that can offend the users, either you modify the concept or avoid submitting it to the App Store in the first place.

    • Incomplete Or Incorrect Metadata

Metadata is the information a user sees on your app page before downloading it. Screenshots, app descriptions, app ratings, privacy information and payment options are all part of the Metadata.

Apple will not tolerate incomplete or incorrect metadata as it misleads users with the wrong information, which is unlawful.

Clearly describe what your app can do. Be careful with your choice of words i.e. do not include unrelated words just to hype up your app’s features or boost its visibility. Also, the screenshots you use should represent the app in use and not solely random artwork.

    • Not Following Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) For The Design

Font size, the position of the buttons, correct usage of UI elements, navigation – everything matters and should comply with Apple guidelines.

The UI/UX designer should follow the HIG from the very beginning. They are a set of rules that cover the best practices to define a tasteful and user-friendly UI that makes the app looks awesome and consistent across all Apple devices.

Make use of Apple’s UIKit framework that comes with a set of adaptable UI components adhering to the Human Interface Guidelines.

    • Failing To Remove Placeholder Parts

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The above mentioned is a well-known example of a placeholder or dummy content. This temporary content is often used during development to display the content placement once your app goes live.

Since it’s a part of the development process, it shows that your app is not yet complete. The App Store counts such text to be incomplete or inaccurate and hence won’t approve of it.

Though they can be used for the app’s beta version, do not use them at the final stage. Avoid this issue with a thorough testing regimen and following a pre-launch checklist.

Lookalike app, broken links, increased loading time, bugs and crashes during the review, no privacy policy and using private API are some of the other things you should not overlook when submitting your app.

Wrapping Up

Apple is a very powerful and rapidly evolving platform that follows a stringent scrutinized approach when giving a green signal to the emerging apps.

They want their apps to be free of any bugs, crashes or other performance issues to maintain a set of quality standards and thus provide a great user experience.

You have put a lot of time, effort and money into building an app. Don’t let it go through the hassles of rejection. By avoiding the listed common errors at the time of development, you can position your app successfully on the app store.

If you are looking for a professional and remarkable mobile app development company for your iOS app, Appventurez can help you make the one that meets the standards set by the tech giant and get your app listed to the top in no time.