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There’s No App for That « Riverturn Blog and Talk Back

Seems like developing software for iPhone is risky, if you want to earn money. Application can be just dropped out from the appstore without proper explanation.
Seth's Blog: Two ways to deal with "no"
You could be more gracious than if you'd won the work. You could send a thank you note for the time invested, you could sing the praises of the vendor chosen in your stead and you could congratulate the buyer, "based on the criteria you set out, it's clear that you made exactly the right choice for your organization right now." That doesn't mean the criteria were right, it just means that you're not attacking the person for being an impulsive lunatic. You could even outline what you learned from the process and what you'll be changing in the future. And you can make it clear that you're in it for more than just a sale, and you'll be around if they ever need you.