After contacting California attorney R. Sebastian Gibson to determine whether the app breaks any California laws, ThinAir Wireless, the app's creator, submitted an updated version of Offender Locator re-enabling access to the California data well over a week ago.
In his reply, which CNET obtained Wednesday, Gibson said that Offender Locater does not break any California laws. He also disputed an early complaint about the app (shown below) that said it was not legal in California because "selling the personal information of people (even ex-criminals) for profit is forbidden." Gibson called that complaint "not valid."
A revised version of the app has been submitted and has been waiting Apple's approval for about a week, but, according to ThinAir, Apple has yet to respond.