App Review Guidelines -- The Comic Book

App Review Guidelines: The Comic Book

[PDF on the developer site]

(via The Loop)

I’m really not sure what the point of this is. The art is excellent, but it’s making zero use of the comic medium to make the guidelines any more accessible. It’s the exact same legalese, with pictures.

Compare/contrast with Scott McCloud’s excellent comic book introduction to the new Google Chrome browser:

The Chrome comic explains why the engineers made certain choices, how these benefit users, and demonstrates important concepts visually. While the Apple comic has a very different subject matter, it still completely fails to use the medium to show rather than tell.

Update: I mentioned this on Twitter, and Scott McCloud himself responded…

I remember hearing about that project, but it had slipped my mind.

iTunes Terms and Conditions: The Graphic Novel

The complete, unabridged legal agreement, as drawn by R. Sikoryak.

See also

Shape of things to come

iOS App Review Guidelines: The Comic Book!

Using sequential art to make complex legal terms and conditions more accessible… or not.


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