“A French app for those wishing to show support for the recent Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris has been approved by Apple in just 10 minutes,” Jeff Parsons reports for The Mirror. “On average, a new app submitted to the Apple App Store may take around 10 days to get certified. But in this case, it looks like Apple’s CEO stepped in personally to speed up the process.”
“The submission to the App Store was accompanied by an email from French news agency Nice-Matin directly to Tim Cook asking for approval,” Parsons reports. “One of Cook’s assistants replied within 10 minutes saying the app would be reviewed within the hour. It’s now online.”
“The app is a simple one, developed by Nice-Matin in around 18 hours, and allows supporters of the Je Suis Charlie campaign to post their location to an online map,” Parsons reports. “There are already more than 110,000 posts on the map showing support for the campaign.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]
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