Bento – Credibility of Mac App Review Process Questioned

Mac App Store Bento

TOKYO (MacHouse) – Every software product you find at Mac App Store is supposed to have gone through Apple’s software review process. And there are many rules. If an app crashes, apple will reject it. The app will also be rejected if it accesses an unauthorized area of the system. If the description of an app mentions the availability of a fully functional trial version, this app can also be rejected. Rules are tough and unclear.

Mac App Store Bento
Screenshot 1 – Source: CNET

Meanwhile, I had some spare time and visited former VersionTracker. Then something caught my eyes. I have heard of a Mac software title called Bento. It’s a product developed by FileMaker, a subsidiary of Apple, Inc. And it has gotten just two out of five stars. (See Screenshot 1.) And I wondered why it’s rated that badly? Reading one of the user comments, it says

Can’t open database and can’t use the mobile app without IOS4
They charged me $49 plus tax to break my software. I need my money back.

Another comment says

Cannot use software upgrade. Crashes upon start up. Bento’s support forums show other cases with same results. Many suggested workarounds without results. Only fix was to reinstall earlier version and restore from backup. Lost hours of productivity.

Wait… Is Bento sold at Mac App Store? In fact, it is. If you enter ‘Bento’ in the search field, you can easily locate it. (See Screenshot 2.)   Continue reading

What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Releasing DeskPics

Mac software DeskPics






TOKYO (MacHouse) – We weren’t very sure if we could release any new software titles this months. Then things quickly changed, and we introduced two software titles earlier this week. And we have already released the third software title of the week despite the fact that our office was hit hard by a gigantic earthquake some 25 hours ago. Anyway, our latest software title is called DeskPics.





Mac software DeskPics
Source: MacHouse






DeskPics is specializes itself in helping users take screenshots effectively. It’s a quick and easy solution to take snapshots of defined areas on the desktop. You can use DeskPics to take window snapshots as well.





Mac software DeskPics
Source: MacHouse






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DeskPics is a product of MacHouse.






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What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Releasing ExportQ2W

Mac software ExportQ2W






TOKYO (MacHouse) – It hasn’t even been 12 hours since we introduced the last software title called ExportW2Q. And we are ready to introduce another one. It’s called ExportQ2W. In fact, it’s quite similar to ExportW2Q. ExportQ2W will allow the user to quickly and easily convert QuickTime-readable movies (3GP, DV, M4V, MOV, MP4…) into WMV movies.




Mac software ExportQ2W
Source: MacHouse






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ExportQ2W is a product of MacHouse.

What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Releasing ExportW2Q

Mac software ExportW2Q






TOKYO (MacHouse) – It’s been a while since we released a new software title. Well, we’ve just released a new Mac software title. It’s called ExportW2Q . ExportW2Q is just a simple movie export app, which lets you convert WMV movies into QuickTime movies, one at a time.





Mac software ExportW2Q
Source: MacHouse






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ExportW2Q is a product of MacHouse.