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Getting an app link before the app is released

08-15-2009, 10:43 PM
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Getting an app link before the app is released

Hey guys,
Is it possible to get an app's iTunes link before it is released? I'm pretty sure it's possible to do something like:

http://itunes.com/link/my+app

Where My App is the name of your app.

Can anyone confirm this?

Thanks.
08-15-2009, 10:52 PM
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Yup that will work as soon as the app shows up in iTunes. But I dont really why would you ever want to do this though??

EDIT: Scratch that. see post below

Last edited by ImNoSuperMan; 08-15-2009 at 11:11 PM.

08-15-2009, 10:53 PM
#3
HTML Code:
[app]Some Random App[/app]
Some Random App

http://linktoapp.com/Some%20Random%20App

Quote:
Originally Posted by ultimo View Post
This is not Windows, this is Apple, dude
08-15-2009, 11:06 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ImNoSuperMan View Post
Yup that will work as soon as the app shows up in iTunes. But I dont really why would you ever want to do this though??
Oops. I messed up there. I thought he used linktoapp here

So that wont work. Instead you`ll need to use this instead

http://linktoapp.com/my+app

Or if want to just post in these forums only then you can use the app tag like fearless said.

Posting this..
[app]my app[/app]

will result in this
my app

Last edited by ImNoSuperMan; 08-15-2009 at 11:11 PM.
08-15-2009, 11:32 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ImNoSuperMan View Post
Oops. I messed up there. I thought he used linktoapp here

So that wont work. Instead you`ll need to use this instead

http://linktoapp.com/my+app

Or if want to just post in these forums only then you can use the app tag like fearless said.

Posting this..
[app]my app[/app]

will result in this
my app
Thanks. So if my game is called "My Game", I can link it by:

http://linktoapp.com/my+game

?

I read on the site before that spaces are replaced by plus signs, right?

I want to include a link in my app.

Thanks.
08-15-2009, 11:43 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by froggy1233 View Post
I want to include a link in my app.
Ahh. Now I get it. This way you`ll be able to put links to your other apps which havent even released yet, inside your previous app. So that you wont need to wait for the next update just to add these links. Smarty Boy

Another thing you can do is create a webpage with links to all your apps, and put the link to that page in your previous apps. I`ve seen quite a few apps which use this. But having a direct link is even better
08-16-2009, 07:36 AM
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Hmm, when the app has a + in the url, Twitter replaces it as a space when I post the message from the api. Anyone has a solution? I heard getting your app ID and doing an iTunes link...

EDIT: Never mind, I solved it by placing the url as a tinyurl.

Last edited by kohjingyu; 08-16-2009 at 07:44 AM.