Apple said they wouldn't accept a virus tracking app unless made by a reputable source. You claim you have multiple such sources working on your app. Prove it - list them by name so your claim can be verified. If you refuse to do so then Apple is well within it's rights to disallow your unvalidated app. You only damage your own case by mentioning the app that got "first out the gate" as having been made by reputable scientists from a medical institution. Who is Apple going to trust - medicos that openly put their money (names) where their mouth is, or some anonymous whiner suing because they don't get to scream "First post!"?