Apple approves Podcaster-like iPhone app
Months after rejecting an iPhone application that let users search and download podcasts, Apple has approved a similar application that uses RSS feeds instead.
The iPhone developer behind Podcaster has found a way to get into Apple's App Store without invoking the wrath of iPhone Inspector No. 5.
The developer, who has a private Blogger profile but appears to go by Alex according to Uneasy Silence, has a new application called RSS Player that duplicates the basic function of Podcaster--letting you download podcasts to your iPhone or iPod Touch--but without some of the features that Apple appears to have disliked. For example, you can't search for podcasts through the app, you have to subscribe to the RSS feed for those podcasts.
Back in September,that allowed you to search for podcasts and download them to your device, which was . That was one of the first rejected apps to highlight over a lack of communication concerning which technologies and features were forbidden from the App Store, and why.
The iPhone application review process, but the iPhone application business itself is booming. Apple announced are available on the App Store, and that those applications have been downloaded 500 million times, just six months after the store opened for business.