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App Store Rejection of the Week: iSinglePayer

From the app’s developer:

iSinglePayer, an iPhone application that advocates for single- payer health care reform was rejected from the App Store by Apple because it is “politically charged.” The application displays charts and bullet points about single-payer health care systems, and it allows users to call members of congress. iSinglePayer even calculates your local congressperson using GPS, and displays the amount of money donated to each congressperson from the health sector.

It’s the blatant inconsistency that grates — there are far more “politically charged” apps already in the App Store.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009