So, as we're getting closer to finishing our game-project, I figured I'd try publishing another app at Nokia Store first, just to try it out and see what kind of obstacles there might be.
The QA team rejects the app at first because I wrote a link to our amateurish sparetime company site www.lublu.dk as a support-site - and that site (obviously) contains presentations of other stuff we've done. This is not allowed.
So that made me think of our current game-project. We currently have a "Want to share your score?" popup when a game is over. If the user chooses to share his score, he can choose where to share it, e.g. Facebook or SMS etc. A sharing message looks like this:
"Hi! I just scored 48234 in <game-name>! Can you beat that?! www.<gamename>.com"
Now, there's a link again, to an external site. And here's what I have in mind for that site:
It will check if the user agent string contains "Nokia", and then redirect to Nokia Store if so.
It will check if the user agent string contains "Android", and then redirect to Google Play if so.
(Currently no other versions available, but there might be later).
If the user agent string does not contain "Nokia" or "Android", the site will display a presentation of the game, and display the download links available. This will be helpful for users of JavaME enabled phones that are NOT Nokia.
And so the question is of course: Will our game be rejected by Nokia QA team because of this? Will it be rejected because the sharing text contains a link to www.<gamename>.com which contains links to other places than Nokia Store?
I'm guessing yes, based on our other app being rejected for linking to our own site (in the app description). If so, I have to say I find it very silly. How are our players supposed to spread the game between each other transparent of platform then? I want an Android user to be able to send an SMS to a Nokia user, and vice versa. The Android SMS should not only contain a link to the Android version, and the Nokia SMS should not only contain a link to the Nokia version. The link should detect which phone it is, and then redirect accordingly.
What says you QA team?