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App Store having MAJOR problems

03-18-2009, 01:15 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 166
App Store having MAJOR problems

As a developer, I am getting really upset about this problem....

Has anyone else noticed that the sort by "Release Date" on all categories hasn't been updated on the App Store on their iPhone? For example, mine is showing the same apps day after day, with nothing new.

Even new apps that I submit and get approved aren't showing up on the list! It's causing significant financial damage to my business right now. Is Apple aware of this?

You'll see other complaints for this problem:






There was also a huge thread about this on the iPhone Dev SDK forums but those are down right now since the 3.0 release (http://devforums.apple.com/)

If you are also seeing this, please reply.

03-18-2009, 01:45 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 251
yep. some thing for me. i thought it was me having trouble. what a relief.

03-18-2009, 02:24 PM
Yes, it totally botched my plan for this week. Hopefully they'll get it sorted out quickly.
03-18-2009, 07:08 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Mexico, Mexico
Posts: 132
this is a big issue...

and the amendment...oh!

now the apps can't be found unless the user has a direct link

Way to go!!!!
03-18-2009, 07:10 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Mexico, Mexico
Posts: 132

Could we have your attention on this...

Just on a device open games/action and sort by release date

Last edited by hrgpac; 03-18-2009 at 07:17 PM. Reason: grammar
03-18-2009, 07:23 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Mexico, Mexico
Posts: 132
take a look to this:
man this is sick:
Same here..



Your apps will remain available for sale but will not be listed anywhere in the app store. Not in their respective categories, most recent or top x categories. in other words, it will become effectively invisible.

I made this change almost 24 hours ago and my apps are still missing. I'm sure my sales will be zero tomorrow.
this is from http://www.iphonedevsdk.com/forum/bu...f-again-3.html
03-19-2009, 12:16 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 166
Been this way for OVER a week. Not even NEW games are getting to the top of the list...

Games > Action:


03-19-2009, 02:03 PM
same here

No new apps visible on the iPod/iPhone..a real mess at the moment.
Letīs hope they fix it soon, Apple should be aware of this.

Didnīt expect that this problem still exists (after more than a week).
03-24-2009, 07:35 AM
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Birmingham, UK, dull corner of the world
Posts: 2,367
Any more news on this? I am rather concerned as I want to release my game in a couple of weeks (fingers crossed).
03-24-2009, 08:33 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,241
Luckily most people have AppSniper. I'm not really like how Apple is supporting devs (or not supporting, for that matter). I've met some of the best, most generous deves on these forums who actually take feedback from small groups of fans and implement it into their games. How many PS3 games do you see doing this? Apple better step it up.