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Update while featured?

05-05-2010, 08:50 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 249
Update while featured?

Hi,

this is seriously stupid question, but I'm afraid to touch anything while being featured.

Anyway, if my update will be finally approved is it better to wait till featured thing ends?

Also, just updating game description while being featured shouldn't be a problem?

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05-05-2010, 09:05 PM
#2
Joined: May 2009
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Posts: 464
I'm sure there was a thread on this recently but my brief search failed to locate it sorry. I think peoples opinions were pretty much split. I think it comes down to your faith in the app store system Theoretically you should be able to release an update while being featured without any issues. Unfortunately the app store doesn't always work how it is theoretically supposed to...

However it sounds like the update is already in review? If this is the case the only way to put it off would be to cancel the submission entirely.

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05-05-2010, 09:07 PM
#3
Joined: Feb 2010
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05-05-2010, 09:11 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 249
thanks PixelthisMike, it is still waiting for review (submitted Sunday). When update is ready, is it posted automatically or you as developer can control when to make it available?

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05-05-2010, 09:21 PM
#5
Joined: May 2009
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eJayStudios View Post
thanks PixelthisMike, it is still waiting for review (submitted Sunday). When update is ready, is it posted automatically or you as developer can control when to make it available?
It will be automatically available once approved. If you set the release date of the update to a specific date in the future your app will be removed from the app store until that date, which is obviously the last thing you would want right now!

Unless the system has changed, can anyone verify this is still how it works?

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05-05-2010, 09:29 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 249
Quote:
Originally Posted by PixelthisMike View Post
It will be automatically available once approved. If you set the release date of the update to a specific date in the future your app will be removed from the app store until that date, which is obviously the last thing you would want right now!

Unless the system has changed, can anyone verify this is still how it works?
No, I didn't even set the date for update, currently it shows 24 of April.

Would really love to know if it is safe to leave it or better reject binary now.

Added few little changes in update, would be nice if it could go trough while app is featured without affecting it.

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05-05-2010, 10:25 PM
#7
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Argentina
Posts: 264
You can update while you're being featured. We did with one of our games and it was Ok.

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05-05-2010, 10:41 PM
#8
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 130
Pig Rush is featured right now in Highly Addictive Games, and we've just submitted an update. I think as long as you don't drastically change the gameplay dynamics or introduce something not fully tested, it's fine.

You can update description and screenshots at any time. Doesn't affect anything as far as being featured goes.
05-05-2010, 10:44 PM
#9
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 249
thanks guys, I feel better now!

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05-06-2010, 04:37 AM
#10
Joined: May 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 741
I've been watching Starpagga (by an old friend of mine) for the last few days. It's been featured and stayed featured even though yesterday it was updated to a universal app. The price has also been dropped to free temporarily and even that didn't trigger losing the feature.

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