We are pleased to report that today Apple reconsidered and approved five of our 2013 Apps for New York and California. The following apps were approved today and are available now in the app store:
To help people with upgrading from earlier releases of these Apps for the iPhone/iPad we will be discounting the prices on these apps through February 15th.
In December Apple approved the 2013 release of our NYPD Patrol Guide App, and we thought that the rest of our releases for 2013 would go smoothly. In fact, our NYPD Patrol Guide has been in the top 50 reference apps since its release, however just a couple of weeks later Apple rejected the 2013 release of our NY Penal Law and NY Vehicle and Traffic Law Apps, calling them spam. This is despite the fact that we have been successfully selling these same apps in Apple’s store since 2009 to very favorable reviews and Apple has demoed and used our apps as a selling point when meeting with law enforcement agencies.
We have been in communication with Apple since then trying to resolve this without much luck. Actually, calling it communication is being generous, since Apple has not been getting back to us. On January 15th we were told that a representative from Apple would call us within 3 days to discuss our 2013 Apps, but we have not yet heard from anyone. We sent another message to Apple a few days ago about the importance of getting these releases out in a timely manner, but still have not heard back.
The arbitrary and capricious nature of Apple’s review process is making it impossible for us to do business and support our customers. We still hope that this can be resolved and that Apple will in fact get back to us, but having our apps sit in limbo for a month or more does not help anybody.
So that we would not be completely dependent on the changing whims of one reviewer or another at Apple in 2012 we decided to create Android releases of our apps as well. The good news here is that we decide what to release and when to release it, and the customer decides if it will be a successful product or not. There isn’t someone like an Apple Reviewer getting in between us and our customers arbitrarily keeping our customers from getting new releases that they want to have.
While we still hope to hear back from Apple and to be able to resolve this, if you would like timely releases and updates of our apps, please be aware that an Android tablet or phone is an option.
The first of our 2013 California Statute Apps are now available for Android! We have just released:
Other titles for California will be available soon. As with our other Android releases, we are discounting the prices on these apps until the end of January.
Where are the 2013 iOS Apps?
We have started receiving questions about where our 2013 Apps for the iPhone/iPad are. For iOS releases we need to go through Apple’s review process. After approving the first of our 2013 Releases for iOS last month, Apple has started rejecting our other 2013 Apps as “Spam” and is refusing to publish them. We are trying to resolve this with Apple to get our apps published, but things are going slowly. We will be putting up more details and updates on the situation with Apple in the next few days.
We have just published our Texas Apps on Android. All of these apps are are current with the 82nd Legislature and are available in the Google Play Store now. To help introduce our Android releases, we are discounting the prices on these apps until the end of January.
We now have a total of five of our popular iOS Apps available for Android in the Google Play Store.
In addition to our 2013 NYPD Patrol Guide, law enforcement including the NYPD and New York State Police will be interested in:
Our two other new Android releases available now are:
These 2013 releases for Android are available now and being discounted until the end of January. The 2013 NYPD Patrol is also available in the Apple App Store, and the other releases will be available for iOS as soon as they complete Apple’s review process.
We have just released our first Android App – The 2013 NYPD Patrol Guide, and it is available now in the Google Play Store. Our other apps will be available in the Google Play Store soon.
This is our first Android app so there may be some issues that need to be addressed over the coming weeks. It has been looking very good on all of our test devices and runs well both on phones and tablets. If you do run into any issues with this app please contact us and we’ll respond as soon as possible.
As this is our first release of the NYPD Patrol Guide for Android, we will be discounting the price to 9.99 until the end of the January.
You can find our 2013 NYPD Patrol Guide app in the Google Play Store at the following address:
2013 NYPD Patrol Guide App for Android
Our iOS release of the 2013 NYPD Patrol Guide for the iPhone/iPad is also now available. You can find it here. The iOS release is being discounted through January 15th.
Our Texas Apps that reflect the 82nd Legislature (2012-2013) are now available in the app store.
These do require a new purchase, however to help with upgrading we are discounting the price on these apps until April 15th.
All of these apps have been updated with the statutes from the 82nd Legislature First Called Session. We have also included some new features including:
Faster searches – It was quick already, but it’s even faster now.
Statutes are now separated into individual sections – this allows for finer grained search, since only matching sections will show up, and also allows for bookmarking an individual section.
Real-time section number searches – matching sections will show up as you type the section number into the search box
Email support – send a section of the code to an email address
Printing support – wireless printing is now supported. Printing requires an airprint compatible printer
We have other improvements and new features planned that will be coming out as free updates, and, as always, welcome any comments or suggestions.
The following 2012 California and New York apps were just approved and should be available in the app store later today. Upgrading to the 2012 release does require a new purchase, however we will be discounting the prices on these apps through Feb 10th, 2012.
The following 2012 releases were just approved by Apple. They should be available in the app store later this evening. Upgrading does requires a new purchase, however to help with any upgrades we are discounting the price on them through the end of the month (Jan 31st, 2012).
We just received another call from Apple. Good news! This time they said they will be releasing our 2012 updates