My First iPhone App: Lessons Learned
Most larger sites are swamped with review requests and won’t even respond to mail. Smaller sites and YouTube Channels are happy to get promo codes, but they don’t have much reach. Some sites encourage posting gaming news to their forums, which is pretty cool because it gives you quick feedback from people who actually play your games. To my surprise, some sites and podcasts actually request money for reviews or frontpage placement of news items. Some even take money for reviews, and offer to not release the review if it turns out to be negative. Needless to say that this is not the kind of behaviour the iPhone app market needs.
This is a really interesting examination of the iPhone app development experience, but this part in particular made me really sad.