Lately, Apple has been trying to pass the peace pipe to its iPhone developers after a number of growing pains related to the App Store. Another piece of the puzzle fell into place this week with RSS feeds for the iPhone Dev Center website.
Previously restricted to a small space on Apple’s iPhone Dev Center website, news and announcements for developers about iPhone development have now been turned into RSS feeds, which means they can be consumed via Google Reader or any one of the many RSS applications available both on the iPhone or the desktop.
In addition to news and announcements, Apple is also promising various forms of assistance, such as advice on testing and development techniques, according to iPodNN.com. But what developers are really looking forward to are the updates on approval turnaround times that Cupertino is promising, as well as tips on submitting apps in the first place.
It’s no secret that vocal developers have complained in the past about Apple’s lack of feedback where all things App Store are concerned. It’s been nearly impossible to know when an app will be rejected or how long the approval process might take, a situation that Apple marketing executive Phil Schiller has been taking upon himself to straighten out.
RSS feeds alone might not be a cure-all for developers, but the more information, the better, right?