I made a free app with a Christmas theme, but otherwise non-religious content.
After 9 days in QA it failed because of distribution:
SUMMARY: Christmas content won’t be published in specified sensitive countries.
Please modify the country distribution to exclude the following countries:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen (in
Middle East and Africa)
Fair enough, but I wonder if I could have known this list of sensitive countries in advance? It is not in the publisher guide. Had I thought of this myself, I probably would have erred on the side of caution, including
all from list of Muslim majority countries.
Based on the current QA throughput I'm a bit pessimistic if this will be published by Christmas. But I still have my hopes up, it is Christmas after all