Why do some updates get approved so quicky? (Example-Facebook 3.0.1)

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Vandam500, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    I mean it took nearly 2 weeks for Facebook 3.0 to get approved. Then they submitted 3.0.1 and it came out only 3 days after 3.0 was approved. Why is that?

    Anybody know?
     
  2. Pika macrumors 68000

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    Apple is a mysterious company maybe Facebook forgot to add something to the 3.0 and asked Apple to make the update fast or maybe they submitted 3.0.1 three days after 3.0.
     
  3. Tara Luvs Apple macrumors 6502a

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    I think that the new update for Facebook fixed the fact that once updating to 3.0, the application would not open and would crash. The 3.0.1 update probably fixed it so you did not have to delete Facebook and re-download the application.
     
  4. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes they are weird. Cause even if they did submit it 3 days after it was available incredibly fast! Not 2-4 weeks that most updates take to be approved. Why can't all updates be this fast:p
     
  5. OneMike macrumors 601

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    I notice that some apps that are bug fixes rather then feature updates come through quicker.

    When the new chase app came out it had a lot of issues and they said they were aware of it. Within a couple days it was out. Beejive had an issue before also and a quick update.

    Either the bug fixes get approved quicker or maybe the devs just submitted the .0 release and by the time it gets approved they already submitted a .0.x update.
     
  6. aznkid25 macrumors 6502

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    Facebook 3.0.1 contains only bug fixes. It was submitted to Apple on the 28th. Since its only a minor update, the review process probably did not take as long.
     
  7. return7 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure that had anything to do with it. We've had the most minor of releases take 18 days. Maybe Apple caught up on the backlog or something, though. :) Regardless, I hope Apple keeps it up though!
     
  8. MotionxxUSxx macrumors 6502

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    When submitting changes developers can expedite the release if there is a major bug. These requests usually take 24 hours to process. This allows any critical bugs to be fixed immediately.
     
  9. return7 macrumors 6502

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    Again, news to me. How? We've tried emailing in the past, etc. The review folks are always courteous but we've not had a case where that seemed to make a difference (and we've had oops moments :\). Generally, they just tell us it's still under review. Happy to be wrong on this one...
     
  10. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a

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    You're sure about this? Don't the majority of developers want their updates to post in the app store ASAP? Who's given priority, and why? Just seems like if this were the case, most devs would be taking advantage of this fast track process. Who constitutes what's a major vs minor fix?
     
  11. Pika macrumors 68000

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    Maybe minor upgrades doesn't take much time for Apple to approve an app compared to major upgrades because Apple already approved the app anyways.
     
  12. domness macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing that Joe just used his card of asking Apple to update the app a little quicker as Joe is probably already in contact with Apple.

    Although, a developer can only send one update at a time.. So the update has to get approved before re-uploading a new update.
     
  13. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    I would also assume that an App the type of THE FB app would be able to "go to the head of the class" for a bug fix. I'm guessing there are A LOT of daily/hourly users of the App.....

    Let's go further.... they might be on really good terms if Apple IS implementing social networking "stuff" into iTunes.

    I guess i would expect there to be favoritism going on in this regard.
     

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