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Hither Eucalyptus!

Earlier today I received a phone call from an Apple representative. He was very complimentary about Eucalyptus. We talked about the confusion surrounding its App Store rejections, which I am happy to say is now fully resolved. He invited me to re-build and submit a version of Eucalyptus with no filters for immediate approval, and that full version is now available on the iPhone App Store.

Since my previous post, I’ve been so pleased with the overwhelmingly positive articles, blog posts, comments and tweets - and also the emails from those of you who felt so strongly about the …

Whither Eucalyptus?


The situation has now been resolved. Read more in my later blog entry.

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If you’re wondering why Eucalyptus is not yet available, it’s currently in the state of being ‘rejected’ for distribution on the iPhone App Store. This is due to the fact that it’s possible, after explicitly searching for them, to find, download from the Internet, and then read texts that Apple deems ‘objectionable’. The example they have given me is a Victorian text-only translation of the Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana. For the full background, a log of my communications with Apple is below.


If you’ve missed my frantic Twitter announcements, check out eucalyptusapp.com to see what I’ve been up to.  I hope you like it.

That’s all for now.  More from behind-the-scenes of Eucalyptus to come here in the future