Is Apple still accepting app submissions built with SDK 2.xx?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by RodThePlod, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. RodThePlod macrumors 6502a

    RodThePlod

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    #1
    Hey all,

    Does anyone know if I can still submit an app for review which was built with SDK 2.xx?

    I have a problem with SDK 3 and, as the app is ready and built with SDK 2, I want to submit it now and troubleshoot the SDK 3.0 issues after.

    Will Apple reject any apps not built with SDK 3.0 or am I OK to go ahead with this?

    Thanks,

    RTP.
     
  2. Saladinos macrumors 68000

    Saladinos

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    The App submission page asks if your app was built with SDK 3.0 or higher.

    Just download the SDK and rebuild. If it works under 2.0, it'll probably work under 3.0 - besides, most of your customers will be using 3.0, and if it doesn't work for them, wouldn't you rather know ASAP? They'll low-vote you if it crashes for them.
     
  3. RodThePlod thread starter macrumors 6502a

    RodThePlod

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    #3
    Thanks for the quick reply :) Just to clarify;

    An update to my app compiles with SDK 3.0, but when I build to an iPhone OS 3.0 device, (or the 3.0 simulator) some functionality doesn't work.

    If I compile the same project with SDK 2, and build to a device running iPhone OS 3.0 (or the 3.0 simulator) then it all works OK.

    A Bug for SDK 3.0 has now been raised with Apple for this.

    So I can get a good build that works on OS 2 and 3, but only if I build it with SDK 2.

    So I wanted to know if I could submit the app built with 2.x SDK... and not have Apple reject it two weeks into the review process...

    If the app submission page asks you which SDK has been used, then i guess I'm OK!

    Cheers,

    Rod.
     
  4. fishkorp macrumors 68020

    fishkorp

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    You can build using a 2.x SDK, but if it doesn't run on a 3.0 device they'll reject it. I submitted one built with the 2.2 SDK (same thing, building with 3.0 with 2.2 as a target caused the app not to work) and it ran fine on my 3.0 device. The app got approved. As long as it runs in 3.0, they don't care what SDK you built it with (I'm assuming?).
     
  5. RodThePlod thread starter macrumors 6502a

    RodThePlod

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    #5
    Sounds good.

    I just walked through the submission process and, yes, you are prompted with a Was this binary compiled on the iPhone OS 3.0 SDK or later question. Clicking No still allows you to process through the app submission process - so looks like there is no problem with doing this.

    Thanks :)

    RTP.
     

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