We launched Bitcoin Blast for iOS devices on Friday, January 24, 2020, and by all accounts it was a hit. The chart above shows where Bitcoin Blast sat day-by-day in the keyword ranking. We were trending up and to the right on every stat we had available to us. Bitcoin Blast on the Apple App Store was crushing it.
Just six days after launch, Apple called. A member of the Apple App Store Review Team explained that Bitcoin Blast had been given a second evaluation by their review board, and they had decided to remove it from the store.
In contrast to our Google Play experience, Apple provided us with advanced notice and gave us a human touch-point that sat on the phone for as long as I wanted to answer detailed questions about why our app needed to be removed. The representative pointed to specific policies and provided their interpretation of why they believed we were in violation. …
Update 1/28: Since publishing this article, after a week of suspension, Google just emailed us and removed our suspension. We still have many unanswered questions, and we are waiting for the app to be republished to the store. More updates to follow.
Update 1/30: We are still waiting for our app to be re-listed in the store, now waiting two days. …
I’m writing this for those of us who have a dream. We have a dream of building things that are used by millions or even billions of users every day. One of my company’s investors and advisors, put it this way:
We all have one life to live. Why not work on things that have the biggest impact possible?
For years and years I was paid well to build software on behalf of other companies, but deep in my soul, I was always unsatisfied. …