Joost - Apple's very obscure terms and conditions for app developers has been a hot topic. The lack of transparency in the certification process has been known to be confusing, frustrating and a heated point of dispute. However, there are some rules that are pretty clear-cut such as Apple's "family friendly content" policy. They've been diligent about making sure most developers adhere to the rules, too — giving the South Park app a hard time for content, and yanking apps such as Murderdome.
At times though, it seems Apples has ignored their own standards. The most current app to bend the rules has not only gotten past Apple's content filter, it has possibly violated the largest no-no within the App Store.
We talked earlier this week about popular online video portal Joost. It seems there is more the story. Joost offers free iphone porn and plenty of it. In fact, there is an entire section within Joost just for "Sexy Clips" that has videos any young male would drool over and watch with the door shut.
And it doesn't stop there. The folks at Joost also have inserted naughty language to accompany the strictly men-tertaining video, and have a separate section in the app with free full-length movies. Isn't that considered direct competition with Apple's iTunes movie store?
The best scenario we can hope for is that the folks at Apple let this one slip through the cracks. There will probably be enough smoke over the next few days that Apple will act in a fair and expeditious manner. If they don't they will no doubt have a lot of developers with crossed arms and frowns screaming "Bloody Murder!"