As of today, AirFloat is no longer available on the App Store.
AirFloat is – or should I say was – an app, that allowed you to send audio to your iPhone, by emulating the AirPlay audio protocol. It is written from the ground up. Almost 10.000 lines of code was written – as a full time project over the course of three month.
The app has been hugely popular. Not in sales, but in reviews. The app has gotten only 5-star reviews on the App Store. People were praising it. And I was in the final stages of getting my marketing campaign rolling.
Needless to say. I got a call from Apple friday, telling me the app was being taken off the App Store. Even though they have initially approved it, they somehow along the lines – changed their minds.
Their reason for this, is they believe I violate their App Store Review Guidelines. Even though that is their claim, I will have to look into that. I cannot further comment the case with Apple, as I will be investigating the matter over the next couple of days.
That being said… this has huge impacts – being self-employed – on my private affairs. As previously stated – having spent three months in development – it currently looks like AirFloat won’t pay off. The implications of this is not yet determined. But as of now, it is possible, that I will be forced to shut down my app businesses. But that’s the risks you run, when competing with the company guarding the gates of your market.
I really do regret this on behalf on my customers. It looks like it was highly appreciated amongst you. Sadly – as it looks – the app won’t have the change to satisfy others.
Being this is kind of sudden, I would like to thank everyone who enjoyed AirFloat. Thanks for your great feedback – both to me personally, on e-mail and on the App Store.
I’ll keep you posted, if anything emerges.