Apple Now Allowing iOS Developers to Generate 100 Promo Codes Per App Release

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    Apple has recently doubled the number of promo codes that developers receive per app release, according to multiple developers on Twitter. The company is now allowing 100 app download codes to be generated with each app update instead of 50, giving developers more codes to share with friends, family, and press.

    Each time a developer releases a new app or an app update, they can generate promotional codes that allow users to download an app ahead of release. Generally these codes are provided to press for reviews, and when the generated codes are used up, no additional codes can be obtained until the app is updated.

    With an extra 50 codes to go around, developers will have more freedom and flexibility when promoting their apps in the future. While Apple has yet to confirm the promo code increase, developers are already seeing the additional codes in iTunes Connect.

    Article Link: Apple Now Allowing iOS Developers to Generate 100 Promo Codes Per App Release
     
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    Even more for the newbie lurkers to steal from the developers in the code sharing section. :rolleyes:
     
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    As a way to celebrate, any developers in this thread should PM me a code to try their app free! :D
     
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    Well, since you said that, and since I have a lot of them to spare now, here:

    Cine Lumiè
    X3N6WH4WNWF7

    Coowl
    NY3P4X9JF9XF
    4EL7Y6WPR6AN
     
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    Thank you for generosity. This reassures me that there are nice people in the world.
     
  7. majorrom, Nov 12, 2013
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    Here's 5 for my app GravCube:
    WWRTPWY3FW4N
    W43WAKFJ3FFP
    6T94JJTRPPAW
    XTRHPXJAE6TH
    EEJ44FEFTP7R

    Let me know if you use one, and tell your friends about the app since my dev account is expiring soon.
     
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    I am always willing to give out free copies of my apps when I have codes.

    Feel free to checkout my site and pm me for promos of any of my apps.

    www.touchmint.com
     
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    confirmed 100 codes

    Yeah it's funny because I had an iPad app approved today. The email said that we had 50 codes. Their documentation says you have 50 codes. But within iTunes Connect, you can see 100 codes available.

    Very cool Apple, thank you!

    I highly recommend using the Tokens app for managing and keeping track of your promo codes. http://usetokens.com

    Also check out the trailer for our pretend play iPad app for kids. Going live next week:
    www.pretendasaurus.com

    cheers,
    brent
     
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    Thank you!!
    I redeemed: 6T94JJTRPPAW

    and looks like the XTRHPXJAE6TH was redeemed by somebody too
     
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    5 codes for Qrafter Pro

    Here are 5 codes for Qrafter Pro if you are familiar with QR Codes and would like to generate them on your device in addition to scanning them:

    KRJKP3LY97MX
    WL6AXY33KKY7
    47L34W4R9WKA
    LHRMKE6469XR
    MHAR3EEKMEFR

    Cheers!
     
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    LHRMKE6469XR redeemed

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    At this point they are all redeemed. Just tried the first two and both were taken, and as per the other two posters, the 3/4/5 are gone.
     
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    Redeemed Code:

    MHAR3EEKMEFR

    Thank-You... :)
     
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    I took one too.
    Thank you.
     
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    I wonder,

    Why don't they just make these unlimited? If a dev wants to give away copies of their app, why put a limitation on this?
     
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    Unlimited promo codes opens the "possibility" of devs circumventing the app store by setting up their own stores and selling promo codes, which can then be redeemed in the actual app store, thereby eliminating Apple's 30% cut.

    I'm not sure how likely this scenario would be, but it would certainly be possible.
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    That's why there's free apps. Dev's can make their apps free for a period of time as well.
     
  19. macrumors 65816

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    Apple continues to drive innovation to the developer platforms. This can only be good news for consumers. And only Apple can do this.
     
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    How about you let developers offer upgrade discounts???
     
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    Any app developer that did this to a significant degree would likely be caught almost immediately and banned from the store.

    I don't think Apple has to worry about something as easy to police and punish for as this.
     
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    I don't think there's any innovation here unfortunately. It helps app creators like us to generate more interests. But it doesn't fundamentally change anything.
     
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    Bad timing!

    This news arrived just a little to late for me, when all our apps are free at EFDapps at the moment. :)
     

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