Apple approves ‘Je Suis Charlie’ app in record time

je-suis-charlie- apple appApple has been feeling the #jesuischarlie solidarity lately. After publicly supporting the movement protesting the terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices last, week, Apple has since approved a ‘Je Suis Charlie’ app for sale on the App Store, just one hour after the developers emailed CEO Tim Cook.

The “Je Suis Charlie” app allows users to add their location to a large geo-map, in order to declare their support for freedom of expression. The app protests the killings of several French cartoonists last week by Islamic extremists, who stormed the offices of the Charlie Hebdo humor magazine in retaliation for several cartoons of Muhammed.

“Because ‘I’m Charlie’ became the symbol of freedom of expression, whatever your beliefs, your country and your opinions, download the app ‘I’m CHARLIE’ and simply mark your location on the world map,” reads the app’s description in the app store.

As you may know, it normally takes at least 10 days for an app to be approved by the App Store review team when it is first submitted. But the developers of the app wanted it available for yesterday’s massive rally in downtown Paris. So they messaged Tim Cook directly about their app.

Needless to say, Cook used his power to get the app to the top of the queue. And as the Canadian Global News note, it made a difference: you can’t even see France in the app right now, because so many people are showing their support.

You can download the Je Suis Charlie app  Here and so far it is for free

  • AkhouManUki

    So did Tim Cook just make Android the official platform for terrorists across the globe?

    • Hind Abyad

      $$$ profiteering on death..no shame no embarrassment

      • AkhouManUki

        It’s a free app, what profit are you referring to?

        • Hind Abyad

          I’m not talking about app..
          Charlie magazine, which normally has a print run of around 60,000 printed five million copies this week, because of
          unprecedented demand, the magazine sold out across France within minutes of publication.
          On E bay 500- 600$, one up to 2,200$ on same day.
          People were standing in queue for hours for the “collection items”. Salman Rushdy book after Khomeini fatwa price went up starting from 500$. People profit.

          Blood money. https://truthinmediablog.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/charlie-hebdos-blood-money-profiting-from-murders-terrorism/

          • AkhouManUki

            So are you propagating a conspiracy theory that Charlie contracted the murder of their people to drive up the circulation and profit of their magazine?

          • 5thDrawer

            I doubt that’s what she is saying …. but she notes the fact that a few killers put a limited edition chuckle rag, which few had heard about, into the limelight and awakened Paris – as well as those who seek to profit by ‘specials’.
            (the assumption being that if only 15 million bought it, and we add a few billion to the world over 40 years, there may be 15 million actually interested in wanting it – and it can be sold for a profit for the retirement fund. Sort of a gamble.)

          • AkhouManUki

            You never know – I have heard wilder conspiracy theories from fellow Lebanese in the past!

          • Hind Abyad

            🙂

          • 5thDrawer

            Same as plates and tea-cups …. 😉
            (I have an original Roy Rogers record and sleeve – next year, if I live, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$)
            :-)))