We're happy and relieved to report all users that iAccounts version 3.6 has passed Apple review and is now back in the AppStore for all users to download.
If you don't see it on your county's AppStore right now please give it a few hours, it's the AppStore batch publishing process that needs some little time so please check later during the day.
Versions 3.6 replaces the custom keyboards used by the app that were not working as expected in the official release of iOS 8 and that prevented the unlock keyboard to appear. This unexpected behavior in iOS 8 was not visible in the tests we ran with the beta versions of iOS 8, it was only evident in the first public official release of iOS 8. The new Apple firmware has introduced many new APIs and apparently many apps on the AppStore exhibit some level of incompatibility, not only iAccounts. At the time of this writing we've been informed that many developers have started to update their apps all at once in the past few days thereby flooding and blocking the Apple review pipeline. This flooding created a bottleneck which is the only responsible of the delay in the app approval process.
We posted the update on September 20th after working on the app day and night to change and remove all custom keyboards, then posted for review right after and wrote to Apple development support contacts eventually soliciting an expedite review. Which we eventually managed to obtain. When we put all this in perspective, we think we did our best. Honestly, we did our best.
Yet, we sincerely apologize for the incovenients this glitch has created, on our side we had literally no control over iOS API changes or the Apple review process, no third party developer has. At the same time, our small team has shown huge dedication, working day and night to remove the custom keyboards in a matter of hours and maximise compatibility with iOS 8.
If you've installed iOS 8 on your iPhone, please download the update from the AppStore as it becomes available in your country without deleting the current instance of iAccounts on your iPhone.
The app is now free, we're not making any money with it since ages, the app market is dead from a commercial standpoint. You cannot run an app business for the money, you do it because your passionate about technology, we successfully serve many international enterprises by consulting on mobile development and just love the idea of having our own product in the hands of real people.
Again, in full honesty, our most sincere apologies for the unexpected delay on the review and approval process, this is not something we can control or manage. Yet Apple is doing a fantastic job with iOS, it is a great platform and we'll continue supporting its user base, and it has been supportive in expediting the review after a number of explicit requests.
Published on 1 Oct 2014