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App Store Review Time - Tweet your Review Time, This Site Tracks The Avg

04-05-2011, 01:21 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 211
App Store Review Time - Tweet your Review Time, This Site Tracks The Avg

I just found out about this site and thought it was a good idea so I will be contributing to it: App Store Review Time

NOTE: This is not my site, I just thought it was a good idea and is probably the most common question devs ask about.

Obviously the calculated avg review time is only as good as the submissions it gets so if there are any devs out there (that use twitter) feel free to contribute if you want. The more the merrier

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04-05-2011, 01:26 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Southampton, UK
Posts: 304
I was going to make a site that did exactly this ages ago. I even bought the url approvaltimes.com. I was going to let willing developers send a copy of the apple ITC emails to a specific address and then it would track the reviews. Turned out setting up another users in ITC gave too much access so I canned the idea. I'm glad to see someone has come up with a way though.

04-05-2011, 04:27 PM
#3
Pretty cool, I just do an informal poll on Twitter whenever we upload something, haha
04-05-2011, 05:08 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Southampton, UK
Posts: 304
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sinecure Industries View Post
Pretty cool, I just do an informal poll on Twitter whenever we upload something, haha
By far the easiest way and probably just as accurate.
04-05-2011, 06:08 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 1,674
why not use the official numbers? the little box shifted around alot over the last 2 years.. i found it here again..

https://developer.apple.com/appstore...proval/#expect

you need to have a account to see it tho..
04-06-2011, 03:11 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Southampton, UK
Posts: 304
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr.Ugly View Post
why not use the official numbers? the little box shifted around alot over the last 2 years.. i found it here again..

https://developer.apple.com/appstore...proval/#expect

you need to have a account to see it tho..
Well, now I feel stupid!
04-06-2011, 06:26 AM
#7
Joined: May 2010
Location: Lincoln, UK
Posts: 344
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr.Ugly View Post
why not use the official numbers? the little box shifted around alot over the last 2 years.. i found it here again..

https://developer.apple.com/appstore...proval/#expect

you need to have a account to see it tho..
The problem with those figure is it is not an average time for submission, and is often not updated, it was still showing figures for early November at New Year.
04-06-2011, 09:38 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 1,674
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moonjump View Post
The problem with those figure is it is not an average time for submission, and is often not updated, it was still showing figures for early November at New Year.
Well i dont follow it as close as you by faar but thoose are still official numbers taken by thousands of review processes a week, not a handfull indie devs who send their data to a website.. So i rather stick to average older data thats official.

At the end the average review time was around 7 days for a long time know.. So i'm not even shure why one need perfectly accurate data on something thats entirely dependent on the product you send in.
04-06-2011, 01:00 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 2
Hey

Thanks for posting this TinyTechnician, I made the site and really appreciate you spreading the word

I was aware of the official apple stats, but there were a couple of reasons I did it anyway. As far as I am aware, Apple does not provide any stats for the Mac app store (although they may in the future). But also, I can do a bit more with the data than Apple publish, for example I added some graphs to the site today to allow people to drill down into the data a little. Not sure what else I am going to add but there are possibilities.

It won't be a completely accurate value (it was intended only to be a guide figure really) because as mr.Ugly said it depends a little on the type of app but hopefully it will be useful to some people.

Cheers
Dave
04-06-2011, 01:01 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 211
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr.Ugly View Post
why not use the official numbers? the little box shifted around alot over the last 2 years.. i found it here again..

https://developer.apple.com/appstore...proval/#expect

you need to have a account to see it tho..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Runloop View Post
Well, now I feel stupid!
@Runloop um, you feel stupid? Well I feel really stupid because I cannot even find the review times.

Can a dev in the US confirm there is a review time on the link @mr.Ulgy sent?

The only numbers I see are the "Percentage of iOS submissions reviewed within the last 7 days" stats. Well I didn't even know that existed so thanks for the link @mr.Ulgy

It doesn't give a review "time" though so I don't really find it helpful to know that 78% of apps have been reviewed in the last 7 days (they could have been "waiting for review" for weeks).

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