UPDATE: Apple has approved the Amber Alert app described below, two days after the developer’s open letter to Steve Jobs drew publicity to the cause. You can download it here.
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Software developers frustrated with Apple’s (AAPL) sluggish and seemingly arbitrary procedures for reviewing iPhone applications for inclusion in the App Store have been struggling to find a way to get their complaints heard.
It’s an open letter to Steve Jobs pleading with Apple’s CEO to speed up approval of the Amber Alert iPhone app that’s been sitting in the queue since February 14. The application uses GPS location information to funnel sightings of missing children to the nearest law enforcement agency as quickly as possible.
Zdziarski makes his case better than I could, so I’ll just reprint his letter below.
Apple has not yet responded to our request for comment.
Thanks to iPhone World for bringing the letter to our attention.