Monday, April 11, 2016

First article published via Apple News iPhone app

It looks like the problem of the non-appearing article I published via the Apple News iPhone app must, in fact, be due to the slight lag in distribution by Apple, just as I mentioned in The Life of a Demoniac channel on Apple News, in that my first article (below) was later listed on my channel without having taken any steps to remedy it:
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Since shaving off even as much as an hour from the delivery time for warnings and other news about demonic activity isn't necessary for anyone facing the blazingly obvious fact of demons, I won't concern myself at this time.

Anyway, iPhone users can read any and all slightly delayed future postings to this blog by touching this link.

The Life of a Demoniac channel on Apple News

Today, Apple approved The Life of a Demoniac channel for broadcasting via the iPhone News app, which is installed by default on all iPhones (and which cannot be uninstalled from any of them):

E-mail from Apple, indicating approval for publication of blog articles to The Life of a Demoniac Apple News channel 
Unfortunately, there's a few kinks to work out before I can get excited about it. First, I wasn't prepared to provide a banner for the channel when asked, so I slapped the title of the blog over a beautiful but highly vague and irrelevant-looking image of a blanket demon in mid-transformation, just so I could get to the review stage all the quicker. If I had at least looked at everybody else's banners before doing anything, it wouldn't look this, to be sure:

The disparity between the design quality of my channel's banner and others  is overwhelming when they are placed together like this [see The Life of a  Demoniac Apple News channel banner (center-right)]
Also, even though I published my article, it hasn't appeared yet on the channel:

Nothing appears yet on my channel, even though my first article was approved by Apple for distribution via the News app
Hopefully, that's normal, due to (perhaps) a lag in distribution to such a wide audience.

On April 5th, I indicated that approval for publication was not likely (and, after you read the first article, you'll probably see why) [see Apple approves use of proprietary News format].