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Do the redeem codes work just for one version of app?

02-06-2009, 06:51 AM
#1
Do the redeem codes work just for one version of app?

Hello dev fellas,

we are just wondering: will the redeem codes for current version of our app work after the update of the app? Or are they bounded just with the version they were released with?

Thanks for any suggestions.
02-06-2009, 07:24 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrowdCafé View Post
Hello dev fellas,

we are just wondering: will the redeem codes for current version of our app work after the update of the app? Or are they bounded just with the version they were released with?

Thanks for any suggestions.
They only work for the version they were issued with, and they have time limits (28 days if memory serves).

02-06-2009, 09:11 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 22
It has been our experience that the redeem codes expire in 28 days but that the codes do work across versions. We made several redeem codes for our version 1.5.0 of our app and when version 1.6.0 was made public, the old redeem codes worked fine.
02-06-2009, 09:15 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
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Posts: 349
I get the impression though that prior version codes do expire sooner than 28 days. I emptied my queue after I upgraded, and they seemed not to work after a week. I don't have any more detailed stats than that.

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02-06-2009, 10:03 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2009
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The person who redeemed the code for the old version only waited 2 days after the new version was released. Maybe when a new version is made public, old redeem codes will soon expire and he just made it before the deadline. Good to know...
02-06-2009, 10:22 AM
#6
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Originally Posted by Shroomies View Post
The person who redeemed the code for the old version only waited 2 days after the new version was released. Maybe when a new version is made public, old redeem codes will soon expire and he just made it before the deadline. Good to know...
Thank you for the helpful feedback. Well it seems the situation is like you described it.

Just one more flutter: Wasn't it caused by the 28 days expiration of old redeem codes?
02-06-2009, 11:02 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrowdCafé View Post
Thank you for the helpful feedback. Well it seems the situation is like you described it.

Just one more flutter: Wasn't it caused by the 28 days expiration of old redeem codes?
Here's what I know...

Jan 15 - We made some redeem codes for Version 1.5. I gave 1 of them to a personal friend that day
Jan 22 - We submitted Version 1.6 to Apple
Jan 26 - Version 1.6 was accepted and was on the App Store
Jan 28 - My friend asked me if the redeem code was still good and I wasn't sure so I told him to try it. It worked for him.

Actually we still have some redeem codes from Version 1.5 we requested on Jan 15. Let me see if it still works just to add to the data.
02-06-2009, 11:13 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 22
Feb 1 - Version 1.6.1 was accepted and was on the App STore
Feb 6 - Used redeem code from Version 1.5 requested on Jan 15

So I am guessing that redeem codes expire 28 days after you request them and are not dependent on versions.
02-06-2009, 02:43 PM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shroomies View Post
Here's what I know...

Jan 15 - We made some redeem codes for Version 1.5. I gave 1 of them to a personal friend that day
Jan 22 - We submitted Version 1.6 to Apple
Jan 26 - Version 1.6 was accepted and was on the App Store
Jan 28 - My friend asked me if the redeem code was still good and I wasn't sure so I told him to try it. It worked for him.

Actually we still have some redeem codes from Version 1.5 we requested on Jan 15. Let me see if it still works just to add to the data.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shroomies View Post
Feb 1 - Version 1.6.1 was accepted and was on the App STore
Feb 6 - Used redeem code from Version 1.5 requested on Jan 15

So I am guessing that redeem codes expire 28 days after you request them and are not dependent on versions.
Thank you very much Shroomies, your posts were very helpful! Thanks again.