The Seattle Times is reporting that Apple CEO Steve Jobs spoke with a developer who had emailed him, regarding that developer’s application being rejected from the App Store for using private APIs. Frustrated by Apple’s rejection of his iPad app, Seattle developer Ram Arumugam e-mailed Chief Executive Steve Jobs. Two hours later, he picked up […]
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Steve Jobs Speaks with Developer of Rejected App Store Application

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The Seattle Times is reporting that Apple CEO Steve Jobs spoke with a developer who had emailed him, regarding that developer’s application being rejected from the App Store for using private APIs.

Frustrated by Apple’s rejection of his iPad app, Seattle developer Ram Arumugam e-mailed Chief Executive Steve Jobs. Two hours later, he picked up a phone call and heard: “Ram, this is Steve.” Jobs was on the other end.

Arumugam, is a former Microsoft employee who is now leading a company focused on iOS application development. He and Jobs spoke, and discussed the usage of a the private API, in which Arumugam claimed was being used to deal with a bug in the iPad’s on-screen keyboard. Ultimately, Arumugam agreed to remove the API, and his App, Economy for iPad, was quickly allowed into the App Store.

Of course, Jobs has been known to respond to customer emails, but other Apple executives have sent emails or telephoned developers inquiring about App Store issues.

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