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Cut off date for submitting an app before Xmas

12-15-2010, 12:53 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
Cut off date for submitting an app before Xmas

Working all night on an Art app (called Zarte) to submit in the morning. What do you guys think, too late to make the cut off on the 23 rd of Dec. Still a chance to make it into the store?

12-15-2010, 01:40 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 250
I can't say for sure of course, but I'd guess it's just a bit too late. My new update (came out today) took just over 2 weeks from submission to approval.
But hey who knows, you could be lucky or the review time might still be fluctuating..

12-15-2010, 03:17 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 37
I'd say you still have time if done today.
You can always request an expedited review - I believe it's limited to one app submission - but that's no guarantee with the glut of apps likely to appear over the next week.
12-15-2010, 04:37 AM
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 101
Our game was accepted a few days ago (and has now been released) and took a total of 10 days from submission to acceptance. I've heard the same number from another company that was accepted just before us.

With iTunes Connect temporarily shutting down from the 23rd of December I think you may just be too late. They may have a big push before that date, however based on averages I think you'll have to wait until after they shut down.

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12-15-2010, 08:43 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 139
Yes, you may have it done, but even it is successful released before Decmber 23th, you may have not enough time to climb the chart, u know, the char will be freezing after that day.
12-15-2010, 11:06 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 659
A funny thing happened I submitted my update on Monday night. It changed to "in review" in less than an hour.

and just got approved today. Only 2 days!
12-15-2010, 12:36 PM
We submitted Astraware Fireworks on Friday, which includes iAds. Got approved and went live last night. It's a pretty simple app though, so that might have something to do with it. We wanted to get it in before New Year's Eve, so we were surprised it went live so quickly!
12-15-2010, 01:06 PM
You'll need some luck. Our last game took ~10 days, and the last update 8 days to being approved.
12-15-2010, 01:23 PM
our updates were "In review" or 10 days before being accepted yesterday... the whole process took even longer
12-15-2010, 02:15 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 82
Today is day eight for us in "Waiting for Review" while we wait for Apple to approve our game Ramps. The last app I did got approved in seven days sharp, so they must be backed up.