When Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs passed away in October, people around the world felt like they had lost someone they knew, if only through the devices they own that bear the Apple brand. Many took to Apple Stores as a way of paying their respects, leaving messages and Apple products when they left.

One iOS app developer decided that the best way to honor Jobs was to release a free calendar app on Apple’s App Store honoring the late industry titan, but according to MacNN, Apple was not so keen on the idea. Apple’s App Store review team decided to reject the app, meaning we will never get to see the tribute ourselves…

The app’s developer, Nushka Labs, usually sells calendar apps that allow users to import their own images and then email them to friends. Facebook sharing is also included for those that choose to use it, and the apps retail for $0.99.

This Steve Jobs tribute app worked along the same lines, although the images were already there along with attribution where necessary. The App Store team did at least see fit to offer an in-depth response to the developer.

In a message sent from the App Store team to Nushka Labs, Apple claims that they have decided not to accept “these types of apps,” pointing to the company rejecting any other apps that pay tribute to the man that rebuilt Apple in the late 90s.

While a shame, it is worth remembering that anyone wishing to share stories about Steve Jobs or read those of others can still visit the company’s “Remembering Steve” webpage to do just that.

  • Anonymous

    Can’t people just move on? Maybe the Apple ‘Police’ didn’t want many copycat apps which might not be free?

    • Anonymous

      they do have other paid apps and thought it would allow this be a commercial for his other apps.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a calendar app anyways who cares, I don’t know any1 of my mates or family that even use the calendar that’s on the phone, just like the reminders app and newstand app, all a huge waste of time.

    Tbh barring safari, phone, messages, settings, camera, photos, videos and clock, all the rest of the apps Apple force you to keep are all wank .. I want the day to come when I have the choice to keep or delete all the shit Apple force upon me when I buy a phone.

    • Anonymous

      I actually use the Reminders app..

      • Anonymous

        That’s what I use my brain for.

      • Anonymous

        Well when you live a busy life style and constantly need to be reminded of things, this app is useful.

    • I actually use both the calender and reminders app, I am a designer and I am constantly booking appointments and changing deadlines.
      Since iCloud came, calender syncing has been extremely fluid to and I can go through on iCal and set up all my meeting’s and that gets pushed to my iPhone, and if I put invitees, that’s gets pushed to their calender also.

      Nearly most business orientated people I know use both those apps.

  • Anonymous

    At least the 4s will always remain for him.

    4s = 4steve

    • Well, how about 3gs. Did they call it that because he was supposed to die at that time too?! Also, they released 4s before he died. Your comment is invalid.

      • Anonymous

        Release date doesn’t have anything to do with how it was named. Jobs’ death and release date of 4s is in a short range – not like a year or more range. NYAndrew’s comment is not invalid. You didn’t say any solid prove of how the name started and 4s was his opinion.

  • Hello All,

    I guess we need to resolve some of your doubts:
    1. App was never money making attempt for us, We intend to avail this app Completely free for Lifetime.
    2. Yes, we do have other apps. But, our all apps have Free Version so people can enjoy the same.
    3. Tribute Calendar was special edition of PhotoCalendar , we release special editions like Royal Wedding Calendar was one last year – That also is Free app.
    4. Nobody uses Calendar app !! It’s not daily Calendar app – it’s app where you can create Calendar with your Friends and Family images which sits on your iPhone’s Wallpaper. We have topped few iTunes Store in Jan ’11. We have large user base.

    • release it in cydia. problem solved.

  • Apple let some apps into the app store that weren’t supposed to be in the app store and they won’t let this one in?!?!? That’s just crazy. It was Apple’s CEO. They Should let the app pass!!!

    • Liz givas

      Yes they should it seems like they just want to forget him all together

  • Liz givas

    I use the reminder app because I have memory loss

  • Great