Major App Store updating problems!

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by ethana, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. ethana macrumors 6502a

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    As a developer, I am getting really upset about this problem....

    Has anyone else noticed that the sort by "Release Date" on all categories hasn't been updated on the App Store on their iPhone? For example, mine is showing the same apps day after day, with nothing new.

    Even new apps that I submit and get approved aren't showing up on the list! It's causing significant financial damage to my business right now. Is Apple aware of this?

    If you are also seeing this, please reply.
     
  2. johnnybluejeans macrumors 6502

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    Yep, it seems to be broken. Not sure what the deal is.. looks like it has been this way for a while now too.

     
  3. CarlosH macrumors member

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    I am seeing same thing in my iPhone, I hope they resolved this quick. Have you fired a bug report to apple? Since they have been making changes on the AppStore system.
     
  4. ethana thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have contacted all of the Apple news sites to try and get some awareness around this story. I've filed a bug, as many other have, and some people have called Apple over and over with no luck.

    You'll see other complaints for this problem:

    http://www.iphonedevsdk.com/forum/iphone-sdk-development/4320-appstore-wait-thread-30.html

    http://www.iphonedevsdk.com/forum/b...re/13475-app-store-pooted-itself-again-2.html

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=670295

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=658029&page=3

    http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?p=1392232

    There was also a huge thread about this on the iPhone Dev SDK forums but those are down right now since the 3.0 release (http://devforums.apple.com/)

    Ethan
     
  5. caveman_uk Guest

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    Am I the only one that isn't apoplectic about this? Yeah, it should be fixed but it's not exactly the end of the world.
     
  6. johnnybluejeans macrumors 6502

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    Eh, I'm pretty annoyed by it. If you launch a new app you are going to miss out on a bit of exposure with it not appearing on the iPhone app store.
     
  7. caveman_uk Guest

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    Maybe it's because it didn't make a huge amount of difference to me in terms of sales when I released my app. It's done pretty much the same amount of business since launch except on day one when sales were about 4x what they settled down to be. I suppose for other people the effect is more pronounced.
     
  8. johnnybluejeans macrumors 6502

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    This seems to be fixed now... although the iTunes listing has been about a day or two behind lately.
     

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