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Release date questions!

09-02-2009, 11:58 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
Release date questions!

It would be really great if we could nail down the release date answers in a easy to use format. It is a mystery to me.

My latest question is as follows.

itunes sends you a ready for sale notice.

Your release date is 3 days from now.(set by me the developer)

what happens?

Is it which ever comes first? I remember ready something like that.

Or does iTunes respect the developers release date?

If so which is the best day of the week to release an app?

Jeff
09-03-2009, 12:07 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: china--beijing
Posts: 561
yes,iTunes respect the developers release date
that's how I hide my lite version,just use the date of 2009-9-15,then it's gone, won't be seen till 9.15

but as far as I know,you could only do this once,or your game will alwasy be in frist page, which cannot happen
09-03-2009, 12:08 AM
#3
Joined: May 2009
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Posts: 464
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syndicated Puzzles View Post
It would be really great if we could nail down the release date answers in a easy to use format. It is a mystery to me.

My latest question is as follows.

itunes sends you a ready for sale notice.
If you're lucky! We always check iTunesConnect every day. That said we haven't released anything in a while so perhaps things have improved

Quote:
Originally Posted by Syndicated Puzzles View Post
Your release date is 3 days from now.(set by me the developer)

what happens?

Is it which ever comes first? I remember ready something like that.

Or does iTunes respect the developers release date?

If so which is the best day of the week to release an app?

Jeff
If your app is approved but the release date is set to some time in the future then the app will not go live until the release date that you set.

I don't know which day is the best to release, you'll probably get a different day for every dev you ask

NOTE: Don't set the release dates of updates in the future as you're live app will be removed from the app store until that date. Unless this situation too has been improved.

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09-03-2009, 12:19 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
Thanks Fwish and Mike,

Knowledge is King! Not always that easy to gain and even harder to apply. I am hoping Friday is the best day to release an app. (Str8ts Lites release date)