We lodged the first version of the app with iTunes for approval at the same time as the site went live. Within a week, they contacted us to say they were considering promoting it on the App Store and could we provide them with all the additional graphics they would need. They then rejected the app!
After much to-ing and fro-ing we eventually were told that the app ‘did not do enough’ even though there are apps currently available for the standard version of the map that do far less. So, the bottom line is that we are going to jump straight to the second stage version of the app which will have the additional information and layer filters that we plan for the website. Hopefully Apple will deem that acceptable for their illustrious App Store!
In the meantime, the Android app is coming up fast on the rails and should be ready in the next few weeks.
I must thank my app developer Jim (www.operandi.co.uk) for his infinite patience in dealing with the Apple review process. Any conspiracy theorists who would like to discuss this further please contact me via the email link.