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AppStore shutdown thread. Post current observations here!

12-22-2011, 03:52 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
AppStore shutdown thread. Post current observations here!

We didn't do this last year, but it would be really nice if everyone would share their observations here. ( for the period the store is closed)

A place to find out current information since the store does behave very radical during the shut down. This will save everyone a lot of time and aggravation.

Examples

1. The charts seem to be frozen right now.

2. Sales reports are actually available this morning.

3. The charts are going crazy right now my app is now number one...

4....

Whatever it might be, this info is very useful to all developers.

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12-22-2011, 07:21 AM
#2
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My first impression waking up today is: We all did the same thing and things like AppShopper are still catching up? My second impression was that the email which reads that things close *from* the 22nd was a typo!

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12-22-2011, 07:28 AM
#3
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 111
Yes, I for one certainly thought the 21st was the last day before close at midnight. I guess for next year I am going to take it as the Thursday is the last day of business.
12-22-2011, 12:48 PM
#4
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Location: Victoria BC
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Sales reports for the 21 of DEC are up ( possibly the last one for a while)

Remember last year that reports did show up randomly after a few days. (not a complete shutdown for the entire week)

Apps are still sliding around at the moment. Getting pushed off a list this late in the game is going to be painful.

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CAVEMAN TEST, 1 TO 25, SUDOKU+STR8TS, ZARTE, ABSORB WATER, YOU, TIME SHEET (PHOTO VERIFIED),Office Alarm, Travel weather, dock clock,

Last edited by Syndicated Puzzles; 12-22-2011 at 03:47 PM.
12-22-2011, 02:19 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: EU
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I thought the same and was quite surprised to see everything running and an application enter review today.
12-22-2011, 02:30 PM
#6
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Amazing news. I still have a chance then to get two apps approved today.

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CAVEMAN TEST, 1 TO 25, SUDOKU+STR8TS, ZARTE, ABSORB WATER, YOU, TIME SHEET (PHOTO VERIFIED),Office Alarm, Travel weather, dock clock,
12-22-2011, 02:33 PM
#7
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Location: Victoria BC
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Today is also Thursday so we might get a new list of featured apps as well. Our app Login HD on the Mac App Store is a real contender.

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CAVEMAN TEST, 1 TO 25, SUDOKU+STR8TS, ZARTE, ABSORB WATER, YOU, TIME SHEET (PHOTO VERIFIED),Office Alarm, Travel weather, dock clock,
12-22-2011, 03:19 PM
#8
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: EU
Posts: 27
One new app just got accepted!
12-22-2011, 04:32 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by Arty Tales View Post
One new app just got accepted!
Nice! I thought we were cutting it quite close with our update.


Do you guys expect the rankings to freeze in place again this year, or will there continue to be movement during the shutdown?

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12-22-2011, 04:43 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: EU
Posts: 27
I am pretty sure there was movement in the rankings last year and am expecting the same this year.