Thursday, 5 January 2012

OnLive Confirms That the OnLive App for iOS is Still Within the Apple Approval System

"At the moment, the App is still within the Apple approval system," were the words used by an OnLive spokesperson, when replying to an inquiry by

Despite a successful release on Android, there's still no sign of the OnLive App for Apple devices, and no information or timeframe from OnLive on when the service will be released for iOS.

The OnLive App for Android version went live last month, has almost 100,000 downloads and has seen mainly favourable reviews from users. The iOS version was supposed to have a near simultaneous release.

Multiple iOS developers have stated that the App submission process can be tricky to navigate.

A big cause for the App getting stuck in the approval process could be the most fundamental of them all, money. Apple might demand that OnLive directs all its sales through an in-app purchase system, a requirement that Apple is notoriously strict on. This would mean a redesign and possibly a price rise for OnLive - but Apple would then get a 30 per cent cut of all sales.

It might not have been the wisest move by OnLive, announcing the OnLive App for iOS, before it's been approved by Apple.

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