Does some know, if apps, which immediately after launch opens a system browser window, conform to App Store / Play Store guidelines?

Or does an app need to show a screen and wait for users to take action?

  • Why not use an internal Webview ? Commented May 18, 2014 at 20:23
  • Would be an option, yes.
    – SteAp
    Commented May 18, 2014 at 20:26

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There isn't an explicit rules in Apple's review guidelines for the App Store.

But it seems to be that Apple would reject an app which would only open the navigator :

Apple rejects applications that do not:

have a user experience that feels like an "app" feel "at home" in the iOS ecosystem offer a differentiation from a mobile web experience

From : PhoneGap advice on dealing with Apple application rejections

So I would strongly suggest using an UIWebView.

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    You might not even be able to use just a webview—App Store Review Guidelines §2.12 says "Apps that are not very useful, unique, are simply web sites bundled as Apps, or do not provide any lasting entertainment value may be rejected"
    – 0942v8653
    Commented May 19, 2014 at 1:34
  • @0942v8653 Thank you very much for a valuable comment!
    – SteAp
    Commented May 19, 2014 at 19:25

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