March 25th, 2010
With regards to this article on wired: Developers, Websites Respond to iPhone App Payola Story
I have submitted iTookOff for consideration from some of the blogs mentioned and I was never propositioned for money. I was never reviewed by them either. My personal stance on the paid app review policy is that I just don't believe in paying for a review. If it works for others that's cool, it's just not my preference. I'm sensitive to both sides of the argument so I can't take sides either way. I do, however, feel that if an app review is paid for, it should be mentioned in the review.
I appreciate all those who have given iTookOff reviews both favorable and unfavorable. The more feedback the better.