I have tried to submit an updated version of my application called hueShow to the Mac App Store but Apple keep rejecting it. 1st time there was a legitimate reason related to UI standard in the new version of the app but now they want to force my to rename my app… that is already under the name of hueShow in the app store… Yes, they accepted this name in the past but now they apparently want me to change it:
The app contains content that could be misleading to users.
It would be appropriate to remove or revise that app name, “hueShow.”
In addition, we recommend adjusting the title of your application so that the misleading element is used as a descriptor, not as part of the product name. For example, the following styles are acceptable formats for names:
GreatApp – with tagline “for Hue”
GreatApp – with tagline “Hue edition”
GreatApp – with tagline “Hue version”
What do you think? Is apple bullying small app developer with silly request? I mean, would they ask Microsoft to rename MS Office because the name could be misleading in having users think the are buying an actual office from Microsoft? Are they right to ask me to change the name?