What are the common reasons for app store rejections?

The following is a list of common reasons for app rejections on both the Apple App and Google Play Stores.

  • Including event dates in description
  • Only having dummy data in the app - real event content will need to be uploaded
  • The app or content being submitted does not belong to the developer account being used, i.e. Entegy attempting to submit an app branded to Porsche
  • Description too short or vague - must include description of app’s purpose
  • Doesn’t offer much functionality or content
  • Incomplete content or empty pages
  • Menu items link to ‘coming soon’ message
  • Mentions of other operating systems
  • Official rules for sweepstakes, contests, and raffles not presented in the app or made clear that Apple is not a sponsor or involved in the activity in any manner.
  • Promotion or inclusion of betting or gambling
  • Unprofessional design or content
  • Racist or pornographic graphics or content
  • Only applies to, or available to a small niche market