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Early iPad submission

03-23-2010, 02:42 PM
#1
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Early iPad submission

Hi there!

So we all got the news from Apple I presume. Deadline for grand-opening submissions of iPad is nearing. Have you submitted your apps for this...?

I am working insanely hard to port LabyMania, and have stumbled across a question...

If I do a "universal app" for both iPhone and iPad, and submit this... What will happen to the version that is out now...? I would have to submit it as an update, which is not really desireable, if there are any iPad related problems.

How would I go about submitting a universal app with my old LabyMania app ID, that is not supposed to be aired before the iPad gets out, and I know that everything is in order...?

Thanks!

- A
03-23-2010, 03:55 PM
#2
Do you think you'll be able to meet the march 27th deadline? Im trying to get my own app ready by that date but now I'm doubting Ill be able to meet that deadline.

03-23-2010, 04:26 PM
#3
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It's really hard to say... I have pretty much the graphics in place, and all components seem to be displaced correctly. There are still some minor bugs here and there, but I think I can make ends meet. And it is going to be ever so pretty!

I gotta admit, I was a bit surprised about the short notice! We have known for some time that it was coming, but stil...

- A
03-23-2010, 05:48 PM
#4
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Theoretically Apple could approve the iPad-compatible update when the app is also working fine for existing devices. Right now no one has been approved so it's possible that Apple will delay those approvals until April 3. This is more speculation though.
03-24-2010, 12:50 PM
#5
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Right, that's what worries me too. I think I am going to go with a new app. Too bad, but maybe I can turn it into an advantage somehow...

Happy hacking, and godspeed to those who try to make the deadline

- A
03-24-2010, 01:00 PM
#6
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If you submit an app, it still won't be authorized for the AppStore. They just test if it's running ok on a real device and send you a mail. In that mail it says:
"You will receive additional information about submitting your app for final review before iPad ships.
Since applications cannot be posted to the App Store that are compiled using a beta SDK, your submission will appear in the Manage My Applications section of iTunes Connect as 'Ready for Sale' but will not be visible on the App Store.
We will notify you when iPhone SDK 3.2 GM Seed is available. At that time, you will need to compile your code using this GM Seed and upload your new binary for final review."

No "This mail is confidential" warning, so I guess it's okay posting this here.

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03-24-2010, 02:04 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by DrummerB View Post
If you submit an app, it still won't be authorized for the AppStore. They just test if it's running ok on a real device and send you a mail. In that mail it says:
"You will receive additional information about submitting your app for final review before iPad ships.
Since applications cannot be posted to the App Store that are compiled using a beta SDK, your submission will appear in the Manage My Applications section of iTunes Connect as 'Ready for Sale' but will not be visible on the App Store.
We will notify you when iPhone SDK 3.2 GM Seed is available. At that time, you will need to compile your code using this GM Seed and upload your new binary for final review."

No "This mail is confidential" warning, so I guess it's okay posting this here.
Very interesting information there. So, if you submit the app meant for the ipad it cannot be included in the appstore since it was compiled with a beta version of the sdk. So it has to be resend again for approval. So what's the point of submitting an app now? Will it still be one of the "original" apps available for the ipad?
03-24-2010, 03:38 PM
#8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DrummerB View Post
If you submit an app, it still won't be authorized for the AppStore. They just test if it's running ok on a real device and send you a mail. In that mail it says:
"You will receive additional information about submitting your app for final review before iPad ships.
Since applications cannot be posted to the App Store that are compiled using a beta SDK, your submission will appear in the Manage My Applications section of iTunes Connect as 'Ready for Sale' but will not be visible on the App Store.
Terrific! Thanks... Of course, any update, new app or whatever - they detect if it was compiled with the beta, and then do not air it. That makes perfect sense. I am still wondering whether or not it will be possible to put other non-beta-compiled updates out for the same app.

Thanks so far!!

- A
03-24-2010, 04:58 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by originalcopy View Post
Very interesting information there. So, if you submit the app meant for the ipad it cannot be included in the appstore since it was compiled with a beta version of the sdk. So it has to be resend again for approval. So what's the point of submitting an app now? Will it still be one of the "original" apps available for the ipad?
Hmm.. good question. I think in their first mail it said something like "Submit your app until 27th to make it available at launch". On the other side, they don't approve anything yet, they just run it on a device and let you know if it's running fine. Maybe there will be a new deadline for the final review, maybe not. Maybe you can only submit for final review if you submitted it once before 27th already, maybe not... Who knows... But since the binary you submit now isn't the one that will be on the store, I think one might be able to do some final changes before submitting it again.

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Terrific! Thanks... Of course, any update, new app or whatever - they detect if it was compiled with the beta, and then do not air it. That makes perfect sense. I am still wondering whether or not it will be possible to put other non-beta-compiled updates out for the same app.
Thanks so far!!
- A
No idea about universal apps, sorry. We created a completely new one. Maybe you could ask in the official dev forums.

Developer of Practice Pro for musicians.
03-25-2010, 08:18 AM
#10
The email said that only apps submitted in time for the 27th 'initial review' would be considered to go into the iPad store category for launch of the device, so if you don't submit by Saturday, there's no chance you'd be in for the big launch.

Here's the precise sentence:
"Only apps submitted for the initial review will be considered for the grand opening of the iPad App Store."