An iPhone application [Bobble Rep – 111th Congress Edition (99-cents)] that Apple had rejected as ‘objectionable’ for its caricatures of members of congress now is available to users, the application’s developer told FoxNews.com Saturday.
“The developer, Ray Griggs, said Apple reversed it’s initial decision after a FoxNews.com story this week about claims that the caricatures, in particular a drawing of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, were ‘offensive,'” FoxNews.com reports. “The directory’s caricatures feature the drawings of every member of Congress — Republicans, Democrats and independents alike — by freelance artist Tom Richmond, who has drawn for Mad Magazine. The heads of the politicians bobble on the iPhone screen… [and offers voters] instant online and telephone access to their senators and congressmen.”
“Griggs, who thanked the nearly 200 people who he said sent him supportive e-mails, said he received a phone call from a top Apple employee Friday night letting him know that the company would approve the app’s release,” FoxNews.com reports. “Apple didn’t return repeated phone calls and e-mails seeking comment.”
Full article here.
More info and download link for Bobble Rep – 111th Congress Edition is available via Apple’s iTunes App Store here.
MacDailyNews Take: Well, that didn’t take long at all. Apple did the right thing. Now, how they get to point where they don’t first do the wrong thing, get publicly upbraided, and then have to reverse themselves is the last remaining question.
Note to the Apple employee who initially rejected this app: The massive sales boost you’ve given this app should give you pause before you arbitrarily reject another app in the future; that is, if you’re even still employed as an Apple App Store gatekeeper.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Matt B.” for the heads up.]