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What irks you about iOS development?

11-20-2012, 03:52 PM
#1
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What irks you about iOS development?

I'm curious what kind of day-to-day problems game devs encounter while working with Xcode, Unity, or any other platform.

I also have a few specific questions:

1. App store review process. What kind of responses do you usually get back from Apple? How specific/helpful are they? (I've heard this has gone up from a 7 day to about 11-12 day wait now...)
2. Beta testing. How do you connect to testers, and what kind of testing feedback do you usually get back?
3. Performance. What do you use to profile your app, get crash reports, etc.? What do you like and not like about your tools?

Thanks!

Last edited by Chelmar; 11-20-2012 at 04:31 PM.
11-20-2012, 07:15 PM
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First off I am guessing you are thinking about or newer to developing so welcome.

Itunes is running about 11-30 plus days depending on how many other apps you have submitted. the first few apps take the longest.

As far as beta testers i have used the forums here, sought out other games that may be similar to mine and gone to their fan page to see if anyone wants to test the app and finally reached out to the review sites. You always have friends and other developer as well that are usually willing to check out an app and provide feedback.

hope that helps and good luck!

11-20-2012, 07:31 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ns804apps View Post
Itunes is running about 11-30 plus days depending on how many other apps you have submitted. the first few apps take the longest.
Sounds like an awfully long wait. Have you ever gotten apps rejected, and for what reason?
11-20-2012, 08:51 PM
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Average review time right now is about 8 days:

http://reviewtimes.shinydevelopment.com/

Of course, that is average. You could see more or less.
11-21-2012, 02:43 AM
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Proper taxes in different countries could be pain in the ass as well, particulary when you are earning some real money.
11-21-2012, 02:09 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MindJuice View Post
Average review time right now is about 8 days:

http://reviewtimes.shinydevelopment.com/

Of course, that is average. You could see more or less.
Why do Mac App Store reviews take so much longer than for iOS?
11-21-2012, 04:25 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chelmar View Post
Why do Mac App Store reviews take so much longer than for iOS?
Don't know for sure. More detailed review process? Fewer people to review apps?

The trend has definitely been coming down though if you look at the graph.