com.whatdoiputhere.apper

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by JamesFoote, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. JamesFoote macrumors regular

    JamesFoote

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    #1
    I'm just wondering on what I am supposed to enter during the submission process when the App ID needs a backwards URL like this:

    .com.domainname.applicationname

    I'm really conused as to what I am supposed to put in place of domainname.

    (I don't have a website for my dev company yet by the way)
     
  2. robotspacer macrumors member

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    #2
    Get yourself a domain name and use that. Even if you're not ready to put up a full site yet, you can buy the domain name for less than 10 bucks and it'll be yours when you need it.

    (Plus, unless it's a free app, you ought to have something up in case anyone needs to contact you for support.)
     
  3. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

    Sbrocket

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    #3
    You can use whatever you want - it doesn't correspond to anything besides that Application Identifier itself. You're going to want to pick something that you can use consistently and that will be reasonably unique (though it doesn't really need to be), like your business name. I use com.apogeedev.* for my app identifiers, for instance.
     
  4. firewood macrumors 604

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    #4
    You should use something unique to you or your company. If everybody uses their own registered .com domain name, then it will be unique from everybody else who does the same. Use anything else, then someone else could register it as their domain, trademark it, then complain about your using their domain, and maybe have your app taken down because it conflicts with one of theirs.

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  5. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

    Sbrocket

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    #5
    I have a hard time seeing this as a probable case. While there's no doubt that you want to pick a single, unique domain to use in the app identifier across all your applications, its unlikely that (1) collision is to occur if you put in a modest effort to use a unique domain, (2) other developers are going to be on the hunt for applications that just *might* have the same app id domain, (3) any collisions that do occur will cause problems, and (4) that anyone is going to waste legal money pursing a trademark claim against another developer because you're using the same app id domain, as this is not a user-facing element. Unique is good, yes, but there's no need to go overboard with the reasons for why its good.
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    #6
    If you don't have a domain then just use a made up reverse-domain with an illegal TLD. That way no-one can ever register it and complain.
     

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