Apple: No “Pad” Apps

Apple has started telling developers if their app name contains the word “pad”, it needs to be renamed. So far no apps have been removed from the store for this title conflict, but updates submitted to Apple are being rejected if the title of the app includes “pad”. We spoke to GameHouse, makers of a new iPad app entitled, PartyPad – Marble Mixer [App Store, $4.99], who confirmed that Apple recently requested a change of name for their app. A quick search on the App Store for the word “pad”, reveals a lot of developers are going to be scrambling to find new names for their apps, some more difficult than others. Names like “Drum Pad”, “Note Pad” or “Score Pad” are not going to be easy to comply with this new rule.

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