Charlie Hebdo: ‘Je Suis Charlie’ iPhone app personally approved by Apple CEO Tim Cook

“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.

MacDailyNews Note: The ‘Je Suis Charlie’ app is available via Apple’s iTunes App Store here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

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    1. He’s almost the only one who is. It may be that it was merely a business decision, to make personal privacy a key selling point, a product differentiator similar to the security of the walled garden. I don’t care what motivates such decisions, as long as they keep the NSA out of my underwear.

  1. I’ll be flamed and ‘one star’ to death but when I see this post about this app news, I just shake my head in disbelief and remember this country’s State Department hashtag diplomacy. Symbolic platitudes mean nothing if the 40 world leaders (minus O ne) aren’t serious with their intentions to take action both immediate and long term to deal with the problem. However, in this 30 second sound bite world we live in, we know how well that worked for the last guy when action was taken and it took too long. Now, as the leaders have been receding from the world stage, we see that the other side is still there and still active. And by active I mean soon it will be “Je Suis” something else. (“Je Suis Michael Brown” perhaps? sorry, over those idiots) I wouldn’t be surprised if this apps life span in popularity will be short lived. Really?, you say… Can somebody tell me how many jihadists are enjoying the pool of the US Embassy in Libya tonight as opposed to American Diplomats enjoying it? And whatever happened to the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls? The State Dept. was all over that. Does anyone remember what that was about? Does anyone even care? Maybe because they didn’t have their version of a quickly approved “Je Suis” app

    1. In general Americans are pretty stupid and easily manipulated by media regarding things outside these United States. It never ceases to amaze me how so many people who do not have a Passport insist that the USA is the greatest country on earth.

      The hashtag nonsense is for the most part just that. As long as Americans keep electing the losers we have from city hall to Washington and allowing monied interests outsized influence and access we will not have an effective government or government policy regarding anything of consequence.

      I am far more concerned about trigger happy cops and the all pervasive national surveillance state over here than some losers in Paris who chose to be stupid in service to their chosen sky gawd. The tragedy in Paris is a tragedy, but no more so than many other things widely ignored in our own back yard.

  2. I know this will all blow over, be forgotten by mainstream media and the newest tragedy will take up our attention. But for this short moment, if I can help show solidarity that we appreciate and support what they stood for, and that somehow brings comfort to the families of the victims from Charlie Hedbo, it will be worth it.

  3. This is where the ideology shines. The people of the world united can make a difference just as much as governmentism. What quality will be chosen, the one lacking morals or ethics or the one with the moral high ground?

    Je suis Tim Cook, je suis moin que Tim Cook, je suis plus que Tim Cook.

    1. Astute and timely observation. How seriously is the world taking this ridiculous excuse-for-existing extreme Muslim terrorist movement? Unfortunately, only for lip-service for now. I certainly hope Je Suis Charlie Helps maintain the global attention (and not just In the “civilized” part of the world) extremist Islamic activity deserves for the long term and with enough conviction that it provokes the necessary response to confront and eradicate this barbaric course of action that it is promoting. One can only hope I suppose…

    2. I’m sure if the Nigerian authorities did something about it, the rest of (untroubled) Africa would follow, and then the rest of the world. Any hashtags out of Lagos? No, they were to busy playing down the massacre and putting out dishonest, lower casualty figures. Or hashtags out of the African Union? Don’t think so. BTW, an average of 30 – 50 people are killed every day by Islamic terrorist violence – and that does not even include the butchery in Syria and the ISIS-controlled areas. It’s politically incorrect to say this, but the difference in reaction to what happens in France or the rest of the West just shows the differing value placed on life in different parts of the world.

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