Last weekend, I finished an iOS app that checks if latest Apple products are available for pickup in nearby Apple retail stores called In-Stock. It got rejected from App Store and no way it is getting in. So I’m open sourcing it. It looks like this:
This app makes it dead simple to check availability of a new iPhone in town. It gets the job done in 2 seconds, compared to at least a few minutes you would spend on store.apple.com which has no mobile web interface.
After a week of waiting the App Store review process, it turned out scraping Apple websites and building apps on top off it is not allowed —even though you provide a disclaimer saying that data directly comes from there.
Anyway, it’s been a fun weekend project and I’m open sourcing it. Anyone
with iOS Developer license can install the code on their iDevices. Personally
I’m waiting for an
So if you’re a developer with iOS Developer License, feel free to check out the code and install on your device. Let me know about what you think.
(This post is also discussed on Hacker News.)