Nullriver’s NetShare might not make it back to US App Store

We have some disappointing news for all those waiting for NetShare to be available in the App Store again, it appears that NullRiver’s iPhone App – NetShare that briefly brought 3G/EDGE Tethering for iPhone only to be pulled down from the App Store after being available for 20 minutes and then available again briefly only to be pulled down again might not make it back to the App Store despite a statement from Nullriver that they were working with Apple to get their iPhone app back to the App Store.

Wired.com who got a chance to catch up with Nullriver’s CEO Adam Dan has reported that Apple was reviewing user contracts with providers,
including AT&T.

If that’s the case then the likely hood of NetShare making it back to the US  App Store remains remote as AT&T spokesperson Brad Mays has already confirmed that that tethering with
iPhone is not allowed. He has cited a clause in AT&T’s Terms and
Conditions which further confirms this:


"Furthermore, plans(unless specifically designated for tethering usage)
cannot be used for any applications that tether the device (through use
of, including without limitation, connection kits, other phone/PDA-to
computer accessories, Bluetooth® or any other wireless technology) to
Personal Computers (including without limitation, laptops), or other
equipment for any purpose."

Dan understandably frustrated lashed out at Apple’s approval process:

"From what I can tell their approval process is not very strict at
all," Dan said. "It’s more technical than content related is what it
seems like to us. I think they run it, start it up and if it doesn’t
crash they approve it. They brainlessly click through, and if there’s
problems they remove it is what it seems like.

"They’re shooting themselves in the foot these days; they’re
probably just understaffed," Dan said. "We’ll see how it goes.
Hopefully they don’t get too much of the bad press and it doesn’t ruin
the iPhone, because I want to develop for it."

However, there are still chances that NetShare will be available to iPhone users in countries where mobile carriers do not have such restrictions.

Other than NetShare, we have already seen few iPhone Apps such as Box Office and "I am Rich" removed from the App Store.

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[via Wired.com]

 

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