By Penny Ann Dolin


July 1, 2013

So, a dwarfdump binary walks into a bar….  No, really, what is says on page  67 under troubleshooting on the DPS Step_by_Step Guide is – “the dwarfdump binary must exist”. OK, after working with the students for three hours to get all our certificates, mobile provisioning files,  UDID’s registered , splash screens and properly sized icons made, seeing that line on the last page under troubleshooting just made us all collapse on to the floor in a paroxysm of laughter. Really, I had tears in my eyes.

But not so on the day we received our app rejection. Having worked so hard on it , we were all surprised. We did everything Apple asked for! But apparently it wasn’t iOSy enough, did not  “feel” enough like what they wanted. But what do they want? We are now watching videos and endlessly discussing what is the stuff that will make Apple welcome us into the iPad world. We are determined to get in and I will share what I hope is a happy resolution of this story, at the Adobe Institute  this summer. Stay tuned.


  • By jameskinney - 7:17 PM on July 8, 2013  

    I feel your pain Penny Ann. It is, to my mind, an incredibly convoluted and seemingly arbitrary process for submission and registration and acceptance of an App. We were fortunate enough to get the App cleared; however, I did invoke a relationship with our Apple Ed rep to help smooth the way. Apple is all about the slick skin of a product as much as the functionality and I found that working with designers on the look and feel was quite helpful in achieving the iOSy ness (I laughed at the new adjective).
    Look forward to seeing you at the conference.

  • By Penny Ann Dolin - 10:33 PM on July 8, 2013  

    And we thought we were slick enough – sigh. I was even an Apple tech in the day and thought I had this wired. But tomorrow is a new day and we will be adding more bells and whistles and hopefully our offering will be accepted. Contacting our Apple rep isn’t a bad idea….. thanks James.

    Here’s to being iOSy and all that entails.