Screwup

I am sad to report that Apple have rejected the first submission of Survivalcraft, for not complying with two app guidelines.

The first violation is really silly on my part. It’s the word “Alpha” in the version name that appears on the main menu screen. Apple will not accept any app that is pre-release, test or otherwise not fit for general use. The meaning of the word “Alpha” in Survivalcraft version is different, it means that the features are constantly being added to the game based on user feedback. Anyway, I should have read the guidelines more closely and remove it. Fail 1.

The second violation is about all the links visible on the main screen and in other places in the game. Apple will not accept any app that has direct or indirect links to any external web page that provides a way to purchase services other than provided by Apple itself. There is a link to the Blog at the bottom of the main menu, and there are links to Blog and Twitter in message of the day. Most importantly, there are links that allow you to buy a premium Dropbox account from the Dropbox login page. All of these are unacceptable. Fail 2.

In short, App Store is a lot more picky than other stores. So what happens next?

I have to fix these violations. The first one is trivial, the second one slightly less so. And resubmit.

There is a small problem though, I am currently away from my office and will not return until Thursday. I don’t have my Mac with me here, so I can’t do any iOS-specific fixes until I return. The fixes should take a couple of days.

This also means that 1.21 may have to be delayed slightly. I can’t release 1.21 before Apple accepts 1.20 into the store. If I did that, iOS players would be unable to use community content created on different platforms in 1.21.

Sorry to everyone, it’s my fail :-(

On the positive side, I have made much progress with getting 1.21 ready for release. If Apple take a long time reviewing 1.20, I will start adding more features to 1.21 to not waste time.

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183 Comments

  1. Brea21
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Hmm…well, there loss! I think that they are TO picky. And does this mean survivalcraft will be in beta…?

    • hannah
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 15:07 | Permalink | Reply

      not just picky WAY TO PICKY. STUPID APPLE!

      • pep
        Posted April 1, 2013 at 04:31 | Permalink | Reply

        DONT FIX THE GAME FOR THEM IOS. SO SCREW THEM.

      • pep
        Posted April 1, 2013 at 04:33 | Permalink | Reply

        AND JUST F**** THEM KAALUS, DON’T FIX THE GAME REMEMBER, AND DON’T GIVE IT TO THEM WHO AGREES.

    • Posted March 31, 2013 at 19:00 | Permalink | Reply

      Hey kaalus.like you said on the post…we can think of some more plans so we don’t waste time
      Well…I have a plan that dos’int take a lot…My idea is chests that you can open
      With a key.like a bronze chest needs to be opened with a bronze key.so players
      Fan use it in their maps.like um..well…You can hide a key then when the map
      Player finds it.they have to find the bronze chest…what do u think..

      • Posted March 31, 2013 at 19:01 | Permalink | Reply

        Sorry.I meant can not fan

        • pep
          Posted April 1, 2013 at 04:29 | Permalink

          So kaalus, be a guy who doesent care and don’t give ios survival craft. That’s just not fair, if their not gonna accept the game, don’t let them have it. Sorry ios users. Any ways, kaalus, screw them, just don’t give them the game.

    • Posted March 31, 2013 at 22:08 | Permalink | Reply

      By the way it’s Easter..we should give him a happy Easter….HAPPY EASTER KAALUS!!!

      • DiEvAl
        Posted March 31, 2013 at 22:43 | Permalink | Reply

        Easter? No, it’s april fool’s day! At least it is in this time zone.

      • hannah
        Posted April 1, 2013 at 02:05 | Permalink | Reply

        Where do u live? I live in Washington state in Paulsbo

        • Posted April 1, 2013 at 02:52 | Permalink

          Don’t tell people where u live.its dangerous.

        • Posted April 1, 2013 at 03:14 | Permalink

          i know right olivia

    • pep
      Posted April 1, 2013 at 04:26 | Permalink | Reply

      I just told u that ios is picky from the last report. Knew it. For u ios users not understanding what’s happening listen, Alpha is a pre version of the game, when ios saw that, they were too picky enough when they didn’t know it was a great game. So if kaalus can add alot of stuff to 1.20 like multiplayer like block story and minecraft is gonna have. Or he does updates fast till the version reaches bravo but, that’s too long. Ios is too picky. So told u.

    • Calvin
      Posted April 4, 2013 at 19:30 | Permalink | Reply

      I want to help you any way i can at ALL

    • Calvin
      Posted April 4, 2013 at 19:40 | Permalink | Reply

      THINK ABOUT OTHERS, OTHERS NOT YOURSELF, I DONT CARE IF YOU HATE ME I HAVE A KINDLE, NOT APPLE,IM JUST THINKING ABOUT OTHERS !!!! DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO KAALUS

    • Calvin
      Posted April 4, 2013 at 19:43 | Permalink | Reply

      IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT KAALUS,IT APPLE’S FAULT. FAULTDONT BEAT YOURSELF UP

  2. Remi28230
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Why don’t release directly the 1.21 to IOS?

  3. Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Third

    • Posted March 31, 2013 at 15:38 | Permalink | Reply

      I have fail too. I post my reply to wrong post. :-( My post: Kaalus, i found bug!!! If you put 3 batteries in row and 3 batteries on it. Upper batteries crash. Please fix it. Sorry for my bad english. XD

    • Posted March 31, 2013 at 15:39 | Permalink | Reply

      And kaalus, do you plan islands?

  4. Flavioso
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh Apple, complaining on something that has been in The game since the beginning.(fail2) that link is The reason many People Are on This forum. :|

    • Posted March 31, 2013 at 15:35 | Permalink | Reply

      Kaalus, i found bug!!! If you put 3 batteries in row and 3 batteries on it. Upper batteries crash. Please fix it. Sorry for my bad english. XD

  5. Francisco
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Please, apple accept the f****** game. I want horses and camels.

    • Francisco
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:20 | Permalink | Reply

      Fufj DJs accept it!

    • blob10
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 23:40 | Permalink | Reply

      Watch your language

      • Posted April 1, 2013 at 03:16 | Permalink | Reply

        we grown-upz (im still 13)

        • ausome guy
          Posted April 1, 2013 at 06:10 | Permalink

          I`m 12

  6. nelly the apple hater.
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:21 | Permalink | Reply

    YEAH, NO ONE TRULY LIKES APPLE, MOST PEOPLE ONLY HAVE IT TO ACT COOL (witch most people aren’t there just idiots thinking they are.)

    • brian t
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 19:52 | Permalink | Reply

      Nelly how brilliant, what beter way to welcoming some new members, you really did make me laugh thinking about how those sheep guys will read your name 10/10

      • nelly the apple hater.
        Posted April 1, 2013 at 02:21 | Permalink | Reply

        thanks!

        • ash
          Posted April 1, 2013 at 03:34 | Permalink

          Kelly, are u still there?

    • Liza
      Posted April 1, 2013 at 02:00 | Permalink | Reply

      Hmmm…that could be true, but that would mean Apple is “cool”. Or maybe you’re just the idiot here.

      Stop judgkng and hating, just deal with it. It was probably some rookie reviewer trying to be perfect for his boss.

      • Posted April 1, 2013 at 05:04 | Permalink | Reply

        lol

      • Liza
        Posted April 1, 2013 at 13:48 | Permalink | Reply

        (To Kelly the Hater)

        • Nicolas
          Posted April 1, 2013 at 19:58 | Permalink

          I send an email for kaalus and he said he won’t continue with SC….

          HAPPY FOOLS DAY!!

        • Shadow
          Posted April 1, 2013 at 21:00 | Permalink

          Wait so kaalus said he was done with sc after the update? Y????

        • motor810ss
          Posted April 1, 2013 at 22:40 | Permalink

          April fools :D

  7. Nicolas
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Aaa forget apple and release the 1.21 X-(

    • Jessica
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:25 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes that’s a good idea

    • Shadow
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 17:26 | Permalink | Reply

      Agreed Apple’s loss

      • Alex
        Posted March 31, 2013 at 19:07 | Permalink | Reply

        I don’t like apple at all so i say that they are too picky and are lucky for having their i-devices becoming popular so don’t worry about

        • Alex
          Posted March 31, 2013 at 19:08 | Permalink

          APPLE

  8. nelly the apple hater.
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:24 | Permalink | Reply

    I WAN’T THE GAME, APPLE CAN BE SHUT DOWN FOR EVER FOR ALL I CARE!

  9. Nicolas
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey, SC it’s Alpha but… MCPE too, at least in android version you have a big ALPHA VERSION on menu screen

  10. warpgamer
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:38 | Permalink | Reply

    lt’s Apple’s very strict policy. I think it’s totally dumb, but that’s not my point.
    My question is: do you have to rewrite the code in each language for each update, or do you have a crossroad language that you can compile for IOS, Android and WP ?

    • Remi28230
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:48 | Permalink | Reply

      Each OS got is proper language. But they looks all the same. => A kind of C.

      There may be some modification from the different languages, but not a complete rewrite. ;)

  11. Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:50 | Permalink | Reply

    i hate apple because thay made others wait for the update more

  12. Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:52 | Permalink | Reply

    and f**k of apple relaese it for us and f**k them

  13. Sabo
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Forget the damn apple ..the apple name should change to banana .. let android user taste the 1.21 update :)

    • Ari
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 14:31 | Permalink | Reply

      Ha….Banana

    • K.night
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 15:09 | Permalink | Reply

      Windows too.

  14. Cursedth
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:55 | Permalink | Reply

    I wonder how many of us immediatly will yearn for the next update if this one is released. (not that this one is bad, hey, no)
    I think we’re like little childeren waiting to open our christmass presents.
    :)

    What else he’ll be adding? I just saw him at Survivalcraft Lefora forum. Online!
    What goodies did he pick form that site?
    Santa Clauss in the gift store!

    • Posted April 1, 2013 at 01:11 | Permalink | Reply

      HEY KAALUS!!CAN U STILL PUT IT UP FOR IOS.OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT!!??? IF APPLE WONT EXCEPT IT.THEN SEE IF SOME OTHER THINGS WOULD LET ALPHA SC 1.21 COME OUT…?? BY the way.is sc gonna be beta now.Ill miss alpha.

      • bonesnsmitty
        Posted April 4, 2013 at 09:45 | Permalink | Reply

        Beta, then alpha, then final release

    • bonesnsmitty
      Posted April 4, 2013 at 09:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Lmao!!! that is some funny stuff right there

  15. Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Just forget about Apple and work on survival craft.

  16. Gavin
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 13:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus this is the deciding factor for whether i get an iPhone or an android tomorrow. Are you sure SurvivalCraft will be accepted at one point soon? Or should i just go with an Android to be safe?

    • Nicolas
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 14:03 | Permalink | Reply

      If you have money for iphone buy galaxy SIII, Rarz i, galaxy note II
      F*** apple devices
      Anything changes from iphone 4 to 5

      • Posted March 31, 2013 at 14:33 | Permalink | Reply

        Will survivalcraft 1.21 come a little later than we expected???

        • Liza
          Posted March 31, 2013 at 17:19 | Permalink

          Did you read the post at all?

        • Posted April 1, 2013 at 03:44 | Permalink

          STOP WITH THE LAUGUAGE!!! STOP BEING SO HARSH.I’M SEARCHING UP APPLE’S PHONE NUMBER TO SORT OUT SOMETHING.DON’T
          WORRY KAALUS.ILL SORT OUT SOMETHING,AND U DID’INT SCREW UP….SORRY I HAD THE CAPS LOCK ON.IT JUST LOOKS LIKE IM YELLING.

    • caitlin
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 22:37 | Permalink | Reply

      Android all the way! My iPod’ s a wreck. The stupid thing was dropped once and it’s a total wreck.

  17. Ari
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 14:30 | Permalink | Reply

    Forget apple! Just give us the update then worry about apple!

  18. Posted March 31, 2013 at 14:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus PLEASE add mods I MEAN IT.
    Maybe add a feature that disables you to sleep under a tree or not in a fully closed house,then add blankets using leather.
    AND FLAGS USING STICK AND LEATHER AND WE CAN PAINT THEM USIng paint buckets,or not.(The coloring flags)
    Did you make a realistic hands and fingers for the New character model BTW?
    Maybe gloves and a feature that freezes u in ice when holding ice for 5 seconds without wearing gloves.
    Can you make detonators open doors when placed next to the hinges.

    • jriot10
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 16:14 | Permalink | Reply

      Im pretty sure that mods are already available to make, you just have to know how to do it. Check out the Files&Technical link on this blog.

    • hannah
      Posted April 1, 2013 at 02:10 | Permalink | Reply

      Shut up. If he is going to put mods make it after 121is out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. a6809936
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 14:35 | Permalink | Reply

    OAO
    What a pity……
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  20. Sancroff
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 14:36 | Permalink | Reply

    How are you going to implement cross-platform sharing if you can’t link to Dropbox? Are you going to have to prompt for the Dropbox account and password in your app (bad security practice) instead of handing them off to the Dropbox web site to log in?

    Dat Apple walled garden. What an arrogant fantasy.

  21. jake
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 14:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Don’t work on apple its their loss not ours

  22. Posted March 31, 2013 at 14:38 | Permalink | Reply

    COME ON!!! ITS EASTER!!!! WHY WOULD THWY DO THAT.

  23. Arch-Vile
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 14:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh, It’s a pity, because everyone can’t wait ( including me :) ) for update 1.21 :-) .

  24. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 15:07 | Permalink | Reply

    FORGET ABOUT APPLE!!! I JUS WANT HORSES

    • K.night
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 15:12 | Permalink | Reply

      xD same, Just Release it already!!

    • Posted April 1, 2013 at 13:42 | Permalink | Reply

      I WANT MY FREAKING RIDES! I WANNA SEE A BAY HORSE TROTTING ON MEH RAINBOW BRIDGE JUST RELEASE IT AND FORGET ABOUT THAT DAM FRUIT COMPANY I’M MAD NOW!

  25. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 15:10 | Permalink | Reply

    AAAAAANNNNNGGGGGGEEEEERRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!XO XO XO XO XO XO XO XO XO XO XO XO XO

    • Posted March 31, 2013 at 15:58 | Permalink | Reply

      THIS IS HOW ANGRY I AM: FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUYUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. D'Andre
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 15:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus I’m really sorry about what apple did and … I’ve been there once in my life I just want to tell you your not alone

  27. Posted March 31, 2013 at 15:33 | Permalink | Reply

    enough mats sweater!

    • Posted March 31, 2013 at 16:00 | Permalink | Reply

      UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

      • Posted April 1, 2013 at 16:00 | Permalink | Reply

        Wath?I from RASSUA!Что? Я РУССКИЙ !

  28. Posted March 31, 2013 at 15:33 | Permalink | Reply

    I want to know when 1.21 comes out and APPLE IS WWWWWWWAAAAYYYY TO PICKY *facepalm rage*

  29. jriot10
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 15:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Apple is the worst. What company prevents developers from allowing customers to access links that are not related to apple?

  30. Posted March 31, 2013 at 16:01 | Permalink | Reply

    DONT WORRY KALLUS!!! ILL TALK TO APPLE AND SORT SOMTHING OUT…

  31. Posted March 31, 2013 at 16:07 | Permalink | Reply

    that’s why i don’t like apple

  32. slpsharon
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 16:13 | Permalink | Reply

    You do your best. What you did in 120 was great. I’m sure we will cheer when Apple accepts it.

  33. Duxk
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 16:14 | Permalink | Reply

    You didn’t screw up Kaalus.

    • gunpowder
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 16:36 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree, apple screwed up.

  34. Ellie Von Sweetz
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 16:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Its their loss, and we all make mistakes. And watch the language in the comments people, I’m still just a kid!!!

    • Sancroff
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 17:09 | Permalink | Reply

      Ironically, the posters with the foulest mouths are probably around 11 years old. Of course, not all tweeners are monsters. It’s just the bad ones which stand out in the crowd, unfortunately.

      • Gavin
        Posted March 31, 2013 at 20:40 | Permalink | Reply

        I said this before and someone said that their 8 yr old brother is smarter than me?

    • hannah
      Posted April 1, 2013 at 02:12 | Permalink | Reply

      How old

      ?

  35. Posted March 31, 2013 at 17:03 | Permalink | Reply

    I hate Apple

  36. hannah
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 17:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalas don’t blame ur self. it’s stupid APPLE that should be blamed. Apple sucks.

  37. SCRAFTER
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 17:04 | Permalink | Reply

    APPLE IS *^@% :)
    look at this video, its minecraft PE from ios v0.6.0

    are u noticed something?

    YES! THERE IS A “ALPHA” WORD IN MAIN MENU

    so kaalu u should ask apple how mojang can relase game in alpha stage and u cant
    or better someone should report them for breakin app store rules hehe

    • hi
      Posted April 1, 2013 at 16:14 | Permalink | Reply

      I think I know y. Apple thinks that sc is a illegal copy of minecraft and wants us to not
      Copy it all the way by marking us beta not alpha

  38. nico
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 17:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Just forgett the god damn Ios version!!! Survivalxraft shout stay an exclusive for android and windows phone!!

  39. Solidturd
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 17:18 | Permalink | Reply

    O man I had android but I had to switch to apple and I really want to play it again

  40. Liza
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 17:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Remember though that while to us users, Apple may not matter directly, but more availability meams more purchases, which means more $ for Kaalus. Which means more updates and features and things for us. :D

    • Electric Jack
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 18:36 | Permalink | Reply

      Let us also not forget the time and energy that Kaalus put into porting the game over the IOS for the last few months. I know there are many children on here but it still saddens me to see the responses and the extreme level of impatience. I agree that Apple’s rules are ridiculous but that has been the way of Apple throughout the company’s history. They have always wanted to control every aspect of their devices and the only reason they have let go of any control is because if they hadn’t, they wouldn’t have survived. But, we should support Kaalus until it is released. So this will add a little more time to our wait. Just think of all the apps that updates are few and far in between in which the devs do not keep you informed via posts on the progress and new features. I look forward to a new blog almost as much as I look forward to the update itself. Keep up the great work Kaalus. :)

      • caitlin
        Posted March 31, 2013 at 22:42 | Permalink | Reply

        You’re right
        Apple’s rules of app store stuff are DUMB!!!!
        I will just check my minecraft to see if ALPHA is in the name.

        • caitlin
          Posted March 31, 2013 at 22:57 | Permalink

          And it does, too! On the screen,it says this:
          MINECRAFT POCKET EDITION v.0.6.1 alpha Join Game Start Game Options
          So why did Apple accept Minecraft?
          Probably because everybody knows about it, and everybody plays it, and if everybody buys it then they get big money. It’s what I think. I think that they think that nobody knows about Survivalcraft and nobody plays it. Their opinions are a nightmare for Kaalus. Poor Kaalus has to take things like message of the day and links out of the game. These things have been in the game for EVER! WE ARE RIDICULED BY APPLE’S RULES!

  41. sentinel
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 17:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Who cares about apple, they could use older textures from forum , as always damn apple, ill never buy stupid apple stuff, androids is the best !

  42. Posted March 31, 2013 at 17:39 | Permalink | Reply

    KAALUS IS NOT YOUR FAULT ITS APPLE FAULT TO PICKY!!

    • ausome guy
      Posted April 1, 2013 at 06:31 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes kaalus, it is not your fault. Why does apple have to be so picky

  43. just a request
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 18:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Apple is beaing very picky. It’s their loss. I don’t think it’s your fault kaalus everybody makes mistakes, and it would have happened to anybody. I’m really exsighted for the update! You’re doing an awsome job! Don’t let the whoal apple thing drag you down. I think the links on the home sc screen are very helpfull because I can get to his site a shoal lot faster than googleing it or something. Again its Apple’s loss, they don’t realize what they’re missing out on.

    • just a request
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 18:09 | Permalink | Reply

      I meant a whoal lot faster not shoal. Hah
      ‘._.

  44. kya
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 18:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh my god why do we have to wait for stupid apple to get the next update why don’t U just update on the current devices that has survival craft. You have let me down kaalus

    • Posted April 1, 2013 at 09:13 | Permalink | Reply

      how did kaalus let you down he added lots and lots of things go back look what he has made for us on this update it does take very long.

  45. kya
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 18:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Sorry kaalus for swearing im just really angry that version 1.21 isn’t coming out this week.

  46. Posted March 31, 2013 at 18:31 | Permalink | Reply

    You need to calm down he said not to waste time he will be adding more things so it’s like 1,21 and 1,22 at the
    Same time

    • kya
      Posted April 1, 2013 at 00:45 | Permalink | Reply

      Alex don’t tell me to calm down I still love sc

  47. Posted March 31, 2013 at 18:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus you didn’t fail apple and mojang are friends with benefits that’s how they got it on apple

  48. Posted March 31, 2013 at 18:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Can’t you work on the new update now can you give us new update then just give apple 1.21

  49. Thomas
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 18:50 | Permalink | Reply

    GODDAMNIT APPLE! >:(. Oh well at least Kaalus knows what he did wrong and can fix both problems :).

  50. Izzy
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 18:58 | Permalink | Reply

    I agree, Why does monjong get to have “alfa” when we can’t?

  51. sentinel
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 19:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Sorry, only fools buys apple stuff…

  52. brian t
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 19:45 | Permalink | Reply

    I say release our 1.21 as soon as posible if you havent yet and then we can all test it and when you re work the ios version it goes on sale with some of the problems ironed out. Better for it to hit the ios masses working ok and getting you better newer raitings this time.

  53. bonesnsmitty
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 20:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Just another reason why some developers do not like “greedy” Apple lol

    No worries brother Kaalus, we are not going anywhere :)

  54. Posted March 31, 2013 at 20:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh, my. **calm down**!

    Look, I love SC – have it on my Android device and frankly prefer it to MCPE. But the Apple store a different beast. It’s not hard to get an app accepted (I have) as long as you follow the rules. How MCPE got in with the big “Alpha” on it’s title screen is beyond me, but it did (probably because of name recognition by the reviewer). Keep in mind that every reviewer at Apple is human, and they each interpret the guidelines a little differently – no way around that as long as humans are involved.

    Key things in this case: a lot of Dropbox apps got rejected a while ago for having links to the subscription pages; they have since adjusted their SDK to remove the offending links. Is it a bit silly? Yes, but we’re playing in Apple’s sandbox here, and those are the rules. Second, the guidelines clearly state that an app shouldn’t be labeled as alpha or beta, so that’s easy to get around: remove it from the name. Things can still change quickly in the app, but unless the author knows the same someone at Mojang who managed to get MCPE accepted, it’s not likely the author will have any luck with the rule. Frankly, MCPE should be rejected next time too, until they take it out of the name.

    So, ultimately two relatively easy fixes that only require us to wait a few more days. (Seriously, how is that a bad thing?Instant gratification is going too far…)

    To Kaalus, keep the good work. Something to note, however will be that Apple will take their time with every update — usually six days. MCPE delays their android release until the Apple release is approved, and I suspect you’ll need to do the same if you want there to be no compatibility issues. That said, can’t wait to see you in the store; I’ll buy it the moment I see it!

    • motor810ss
      Posted April 1, 2013 at 21:48 | Permalink | Reply

      If u read a few post back kaalus said that when 1.21 comes out and the ios version of sc they would be released the same time as android and wp7 not like mcpe that mojang waits for apple to accept it so tht they can release it on android

  55. WhiteHawk
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 21:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Screw Apple and its capitalist minds… Just get it up on Google Play and that is it!

  56. sam corella
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 21:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Who cares, windows blows past most apple products anyways, dont put a hurting on yourself because you have to take out content for apple, the URL part is quite nice if I have to say.

  57. mason
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 21:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Like apple is greedy they want the updates first because they think there the best and shoud get eveything first. APPLE IS BULLSHIT! sorry for my languge.

  58. Cursedth
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 21:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus could you take a look here?
    There people who seem to get bored with the game due to lack of purpose and goal

    http://survivalcraft.lefora.com/2013/03/31/survival-only-first-few-days-of-the-game/#post0

    • Cursedth
      Posted March 31, 2013 at 21:56 | Permalink | Reply

      Others are free to look and comment and share thoughts too

  59. anon4
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 22:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Why not just merge these changes into 1.21? Have 1.21 as the debut release for apple? Keeping existing platforms waiting because apple are useless isn’t fair. Its this kind of behavior that made me hate having an iphone! Unlimited data but they wouldn’t let me download anything past 50mb in size. I like to make my own choices not have my phone make them for me thanks

  60. Rango
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 22:22 | Permalink | Reply

    C’mon people, is anyone now that tomorrow is 1. April??? This is a joke!!! :D

    • Liza
      Posted April 1, 2013 at 13:42 | Permalink | Reply

      Oh. My. Gosh. You’re right!

  61. blob10
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 23:38 | Permalink | Reply

    That’s okay kaalus you’re still doing amazing.

  62. jake
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 23:38 | Permalink | Reply

    I really wanna ride a horse while killing animals

  63. shadowguru
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 00:02 | Permalink | Reply

    I think that its good that this will be for iOS. Many of my friends are Apple users, so they can experience how much better this is than the PE. Honestly, the iOS App Store is a little strict with some of this stuff. Oh well, at least it will arrive soon.

  64. Posted April 1, 2013 at 00:05 | Permalink | Reply

    And windows phone which survivalcraft came out for it first :)

  65. Posted April 1, 2013 at 00:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus is doing a great job ,if he whats to put it on more operating systems let him .Give him credit of what he is doing just think it could get bigger than Minecraft PE you just don’t never know and if he whats more money let him.Stop rushing him to get the update out when it is ready it be ready :)

  66. beast
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 00:31 | Permalink | Reply

    I hate apple

  67. kya
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 00:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Daverave 40 I like your YouTube videos

  68. Liam
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 01:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you make the spiked planks able to connect with each other?

  69. hi
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 02:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Dumb APPLE

  70. Solidturd
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 02:27 | Permalink | Reply

    When u get back u should try to add turkeys that run away from u if ur not in sneak mode

  71. ths guy
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 02:42 | Permalink | Reply

    And thats why I hate apple products and have a windows 8 phone

  72. Will Treaty
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 02:43 | Permalink | Reply

    I was thinking of a possible feature: a feature that would allow you to go to other maps, for lack of a better word, New and unused. Some thing that would also left you go back as well…

  73. Calvin
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 02:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Well Apple should take a long time then :) I like new things :D

  74. Posted April 1, 2013 at 02:51 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m a little upset now, that I got over my anger. But I don’t know wat these people r taking about.I kinda like sc the way it is.1.20…..

  75. Allen
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 03:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Have you tried the Barnes and nobles nooksto get survivalcraft because my bros have seen that minecraft hasn’t tried yet and you might make a lot of money

  76. Posted April 1, 2013 at 03:29 | Permalink | Reply

    huh? no apple accept? Kaalus, even thought apple users may not like this games but you know REALLY well that there are many other players who LOVE this game? WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK KAALUS!(btw lets have war between apple and us *EVIL LAUGH* ) ask them why even thought mcpe is alpha in app store but even thought SC is alpha and they’re rejecting it! also tell them that almost 70% of my class mates love this game and are willing to buy it with their apple devices (no seriously they all own an apple device)

  77. Posted April 1, 2013 at 03:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Ha Ha HA LIZA ! YOUR IDEA! ITS BRILLIANT
    !

  78. Posted April 1, 2013 at 03:32 | Permalink | Reply

    and kaalus you are NOT a screwup

  79. dante
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 03:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Damnit apple, why are you mean to kaalus?
    Apple:hey guys, we got a email from manning, it says “hey Apple here is a request application from our best selling game, MINECRAFT!!! It is called minecraft pocket edition!
    Apple: hey let’s accept this because manning is a AWESOME video game company!

    1 year later

    Apple: hey guys we got a email from this guy called kaalus, it says “hey Apple, I made this game called survivalcraft, it is similar to minecraft but it is more realistic, do you guys accept?

    Apple: NO, because it is in alpha

    kaalus: but minecraft pocket edition is in alphabetical..
    Apple: *rejects app*

    Me:are you f**king kidding me??

    • dante
      Posted April 1, 2013 at 03:35 | Permalink | Reply

      I meant majong

      • dante
        Posted April 1, 2013 at 03:36 | Permalink | Reply

        I meant alph..

  80. Posted April 1, 2013 at 05:06 | Permalink | Reply

    WAR WAR WAR SC VS MINECRAFT SC PLAYERS VS APPLE

  81. Kitkat the Kittycat
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 05:09 | Permalink | Reply

    How DARE apple!!!!! I feel bad for all the apple USERS, so excited to get SurvivalCraft just to have Apple decide to be a donkey butt. (I refuse to use bad words!)

  82. ausome guy
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 06:17 | Permalink | Reply

    I hate apple. Even my family hates the whole STUPID company. I also feel very sorry for iOS users. Don’t waste your time trying to give them SC. They are too picky.

    • Posted April 1, 2013 at 13:34 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree. FORGET giving them survivalcraft until the next few updates.

  83. gotohellapple
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 08:21 | Permalink | Reply

    You should just submit 1.21 for android. We android users are sick of waiting for fruit companys stupid review times like we did for minecraft pe

  84. ths guy
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:38 | Permalink | Reply

    You should make alligators and draw bridges and armor and swords and bow and flags and goblins and Orcs and dragons and ECT

  85. kya
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus please add boats because everytime I go to my friends house and go on minecraft (Xbox) i love riding boats please kaalus add boats I would really apretiate it. Please comment back kaalus to tell me if you will or not.

  86. Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kallus I’m sorry about Apple rejecting survivalcraft but I have a suggestion can you put beds in

  87. ash
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 13:35 | Permalink | Reply

    It’s okay Kaalus, Apple is STUPID. But I can’t wait for the next update.;D

  88. ash
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 13:36 | Permalink | Reply

    It’s ok Kaalus, Apple is STUPID.

  89. Michael
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 13:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Yes! Add more stuff ..this all works out. :-) ..

  90. A Girl named Kennedy
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 14:39 | Permalink | Reply

    I was thinking the same thing at first: forget Apple! But survivalcraft wants Apple’s money. But this can benifit us Andriod and windows phones users. They can make survivalcraft alot better. To tell you the truth i cant wven play this game off of creative mode in the daylight. :)

  91. Posted April 1, 2013 at 15:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Please put beds in

  92. kya
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 17:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Sorry for blaming you kaalus I feel realy bad.

  93. Posted April 1, 2013 at 18:47 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus can you add a new weather thing its all fogy first make clouds real in the game so we can go through the clouds then when its cold the clouds will go down and down and it will be fogy also when its fogy make the clouds thick but when in sky it will be a bit thin.oh yea i HATE apple! and kaalus its not your fault people does make mistakes and we are all with you.

  94. Joel
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 19:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Ok, android users stop being selfish and not wanting apple i-devices get survival craft ok just because u ****wits are selfish ****** stop trying to not let apple get survival craft ok just because u want 1.21. Ok . Ok get it through ur sculls. PS apple won’t lose any thing at all there a huge company ( bigger than andriod) so one game isn’t going to bankrupt them. Any way please release survival craft on ios no matter what the stupid, selfish andriod pricks say.

    • Joel
      Posted April 7, 2013 at 02:38 | Permalink | Reply

      Ha android is suk shhit now shut up or some day i WILL

  95. ChipsWithThat?
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 21:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi im from London. Dont give it to them Kaalus, they don’t deserve it. Just give us 1.2. Bored of waiting. By the way, are you American?

  96. Shadow
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 21:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Lol

  97. unknown
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 01:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Take it off of apple they have minecraft already they don’t need this bad ass game

  98. Blackops2lover
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 17:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Please don’t change the game to work around apple. It is a great game that we all love

  99. Syntax
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 19:23 | Permalink | Reply

    I know that many of us are obviously angry by Apple’s decisions resulting a longer delay, but if could just lower those pitchforks for a moment and let me explain why Kaalus should still release SurvivalCraft for ios.
    First of all, he can easy fix those “Violations” and should take a few days to fix and stuff,
    Secondly, for those who owns an iphone,pod,pad,mini, we can agree that It’s dumb to buy an Android or Windows just to play ONE game and that should wait and cross your fingers.
    Lastly, if Kaalus’s game gets approved, with a bit of luck and word of mouth, he would be financial successful and more people would enjoy SurvivalCraft!

    Before I get attacked, I’m a proud owner of a Android Asus Transformer Pad tf300 and a LG Motion smartphone from MetroPCS which means I’m on your side :-)

    • Joel
      Posted April 7, 2013 at 02:39 | Permalink | Reply

      Im on ur side to :-) kaalus would make more money from apple than andriod so he will fix it :)…

  100. Posted April 3, 2013 at 01:03 | Permalink | Reply

    APPLE GET YOUR MIND STRAIGHT AND ACCEPT SURVIVAL CRAFT ALL READY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  101. Calvin
    Posted April 4, 2013 at 19:37 | Permalink | Reply

    You seriously watch ur language

  102. Calvin
    Posted April 4, 2013 at 21:52 | Permalink | Reply

    It’s the fourth

  103. Posted April 10, 2013 at 02:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Спасибо, Каалус!

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