Current app store lead times?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by ayasin, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. ayasin macrumors 6502

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    Anyone know what the current lead time for a new app (not update) is in the app store? Is it close to the 7-10 day turnaround for updates?
     
  2. firewood macrumors 604

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    I think it depends on the nature of the app, and how complicated it is to review.

    I have one new app that's been in review for about 3 weeks already, but it's a fairly big & complicated one. Apps that are of the yet-another-flashlight class might have shorter lead times, since they're trivial to review.
     
  3. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Actually, I think it's random. MobileChat was pretty complicated (note that when Apple was reviewing MobileChat, it was working perfectly for them cause no server overload) and yet the developers found that Apple didn't even touch the program until a couple of days before release as opposed to the submission date like three weeks prior.
     
  4. ayasin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mine's fair complexity...might take some time then :(
     
  5. ayasin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow so today someone from Apple spent 30 min or so testing my app. I know this because the app is heavily integrated with a server backend. They also visited the site and poked around a bit. Anyone have any idea what the approval time is from here?
     
  6. sesnir macrumors 6502

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    Rogue Vertex took 7 days to get in, and it's first update took 6. I've got an update submitted to Apple now, and I sure hope it's approved sooner...

    I remember hearing from another thread that they saw that Apple used their app, waited a few days, used it again, waited a few days, and then approved it. So it's really impossible to guess based on that.
     

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