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App released excatly on the Christmas holiday

11-16-2009, 10:50 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 144
App released excatly on the Christmas holiday

I want to make an update for my existing App and want it to be approved excatly on the Christmas holiday. Does there any way to do so?
11-16-2009, 11:17 PM
#2
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 166
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerry1923 View Post
I want to make an update for my existing App and want it to be approved excatly on the Christmas holiday. Does there any way to do so?
A couple of things:

1. Getting updates bumped on the Release list doesn't work anymore. So if you think doing this will give you a boost in revenue, you're probably wrong, sorry. Apple just changed this a week or two ago.

2. You can set the release date ahead to a specific day if you want, but your app may be pulled off of the store until then.

I don't know any other way besides getting lucky with your timing. Maybe submit it to Apple two to three weeks before the date you want.

Ethan
11-17-2009, 01:30 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by ethanwa View Post
2. You can set the release date ahead to a specific day if you want, but your app may be pulled off of the store until then.
Hey Ethan, just curious, since we're about to submit our first update--after an update has been approved by Apple, does the previous version (the version then currently in the app store) automatically get pulled from the store, and you need to set the release of the update to the same day it was approved in order to ensure your app is continuously selling in the store?
11-17-2009, 01:35 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 126
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Originally Posted by Broken Thumbs Apps View Post
Hey Ethan, just curious, since we're about to submit our first update--after an update has been approved by Apple, does the previous version (the version then currently in the app store) automatically get pulled from the store, and you need to set the release of the update to the same day it was approved in order to ensure your app is continuously selling in the store?
Yes. Your update's release date should never be later than the current date, regardless of approval. Otherwise, the app will be pulled from the store. As soon as you upload your binary, the updated version and the earlier version are treated as one app.

Last edited by jlanis86; 11-17-2009 at 01:42 PM.