Getting update approved kind of boring now....

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by nottooshabby, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. nottooshabby macrumors 6502

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    So I just made some fairly significant changes to my app and just got the "ready for sale" email. Before an update meant getting a bump up to the top and maybe a boost in sales and maybe a few new reviews. Now there is no way anybody will know you updated your app, right? Unless they click on it and notice your version number is different? So somebody who may have glossed over your app before doesn't know it's new and improved. Apple should at least give you a little "NEW" or something at the corner of your icon....
     
  2. firewood macrumors 604

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    Have you ever heard of advertising, product promotion, adwords, etc.?

    Look at the percentage of their budget that most large consumer product companies put into product marketing. It's not small. The free ride of somebody else's list providing you with free advertising without you putting any of own your work/money/effort into marketing your products may be over.

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  3. nottooshabby thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Free ride? Seems like I'm paying 30% of my sales for a "free ride"! Large consumer product companies, yeah that's a fair comparison to somebody providing a niche application that no large company would see the value in filling.
     
  4. wentwj macrumors regular

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    Not even just from the greedy developer who wants an update bump standpoint I think the new update system is worse in general.

    This greatly discouraged independent developers from updating their applications, instead of focusing on new ones. And as a consumer I think it's good to be able to see applications that were updated.

    I think they should have two sections, one for newly added apps, and one for newly updated ones. As a consumer I want to see apps that developers have put time and effort into updating, and as a developer I want people who haven't previously purchased my app, or know I existed, to be able to see my apps been updated.
     
  5. nottooshabby thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. A very logical step is to allow people to sort by recently updated as well as name(which seems pointless), most popular, and post date. All this new system does is encourage copy cats who can duplicate your app that was released 2 months ago and is 7 pages back and get a bunch of sales just because they are on the first page. And since people will stay on the first page longer because updates will no longer bump them down it's even worse.
     

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