Question: you need your own website for iOS dev?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by AlbuquerqueApac, May 26, 2012.

  1. AlbuquerqueApac macrumors member

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    I noticed that itunesconnect requires a "support URL". So do you have to set up a website so that you can support your app? or is this not necessary. It's not a big deal, but I'd rather spend time programming vs Web Design (which I know id fairly whiziwig and straightforward now a days, but if I can omit this step, I will.
     
  2. jnoxx macrumors 65816

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    I just posted my twitter url in there and they letted it pass.. if something is not clear, they could buzz me there ^_-
     
  3. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68030

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    While they may allow anything in that field you should have a web site. I've seen single page web sites with some artwork and an email address for support for some game apps.
     
  4. firewood macrumors 604

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    Apple has been reported to reject apps that did not have a support URL to a website specifically containing information about that app or the seller. YMMV.
     
  5. TouchMint.com macrumors 68000

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    I'd suggest just grabing a google sites account its free to host your domain the only lame thing is u have to use their GUI to build the site instead of HTML which is horrible. When I started up touchmint I didn't want a monthly hosting cost so that's why I went with it. I admit the site looks pretty rough and I plan on getting a real site soon but it worked for me plus I have support emails with it too which you'll need.
     
  6. firewood macrumors 604

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    At one of the iOS developer tech talks, an Apple rep said that a professional looking web site (even if only one page) can increase sales or downloads of an app. So it might be well worth your time.
     
  7. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    I don't know how, but some people have managed to get apps on the store that list "www.apple.com" as their support URL.

    (Reporting this to Apple can be used as a dirty technique to taking down apps that compete with yours... I don't know if Apple takes down all of the dev's accounts or just the one, I just know that they take down the reported app.)
     

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