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Meta question about posting appinfo

05-18-2017, 07:58 AM
Joined: Oct 2016
Location: Land of Stone
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Meta question about posting appinfo

Hey guys, http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=305834

In this thread I've properly posted the app info and the link but for some reason its not showing up.

Its even in the featured news part, but I think because appinfo is bugged, there are some information missing.

Anyone care to look?
05-18-2017, 08:10 AM
Sometimes the processing takes a while, which is more to do with how well distributed across the various countries AppStores the game is. Mine was the same yesterday, although it was released, for some reason Apple were dragging their heels more than normal in pushing it out.

Other than that, double check your link in the appinfo /appinfo tags (obviously I'm missing the [ ] from there, or it wouldn't show up) it wouldn't be the first time I've accidentally cut off the first or last character without noticing it.

Nothing else should matter, if both of those things are done, then it should show up without a problem.

Total tech addict, software developer (more or less) and spouter of complete and utter nonsense when my medication kicks in. (No, really.)

Last edited by TrueBlou; 05-18-2017 at 08:13 AM.
05-18-2017, 09:22 AM
Joined: Oct 2016
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Thanks for the answer. I think I've found a possible answer.

The alpha version a player posted previously has very old and wrong data, but it has the same app id: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=294531

I think forums might be doing that automatically as a precaution for multiple submits.

I'll message the original poster about this.
05-18-2017, 12:44 PM
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The TA forums and the TA front page ride on top of the AppShopper database which pulls App Store data via the iTunes API. The speed at which things show up is entirely limited by the number of API calls Apple allows and the rate that AppShopper is able to make them. If you release a game on like... a Sunday morning, or a time when nothing is going on, it'll usually appear on AppShopper near-instantly. If you release a game on Wednesday or Thursday along with everyone else it can be a couple hours before it's processed.

If you feel like (for whatever reason) AppShopper isn't picking up your game, you can manually submit an iTunes link here to add it to the processing queue- http://appshopper.com/submitApp Keep in mind, this is also limited by the API calls Apple allows and the queue might be very long when you submit it depending on what's going on with the App Store as mentioned above.

Finally, AppShopper only indexes the US App Store. If something isn't available on the US App Store (like for a soft launch or similar), AppShopper will not index it until it is regardless of whether or not you submit it manually. It all usually works automagically, and if something doesn't seem like it's working, it usually just means the current queue of new apps and updates is very long and/or iTunes is being very slow (or sometimes both).
05-19-2017, 02:40 PM
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Thanks for the info, like you said the problem was because of API usage on Thursday its working fine now.

Maybe and giving a part of this information in the sticky here might be helpful for future posters: