I was quite surprised to get a call from Apple about version 1.1. of StampCalc. They said they would not approve our app because I had added this to the description: “All profits earned though Febrary 15th will be donated to Haiti. You get great a great app, Haiti gets financial help in its time of crisis.”
To get StampCalc 1.1 approved, I had to remove this reference to the Haiti relief efforts. The logic does makes sense:
1. It would be an implicit endorsement by Apple because it’s in their store.
2. Accountability. They really don’t know what I did with the money.
Well, we’re still going to donate the profits anyway!