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Old 03-28-2012, 07:49 AM
jDun1212 jDun1212 is offline
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Default Uploading game for private release

I was wondering if it was possible to upload a game to the AppStore set the release day way in the future, and then generate download codes for it, and have users download it before it is released? I would like to send it out to the press as a special VIP sorta thing.

Does anyone know if this is possible. And if it is, how do I generate codes for a game that will be free?

Thanks!
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:58 AM
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Im not sure that you can. PromoCode are for games that are on the appstore as far as I know.

If you wanted to give press a preview, you could either simple come up with a preview video, or send them an AdHoc release, but they would have to give your their UDID codes
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:40 AM
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Yes you definitely can do this - I remember downloading another dev's app via promo code before it was actually released (the utterly brilliant Codea).

You request the promo codes for it in just the same way as a paid app, so this is a great way to give out exclusive previews to the press without the hassle of getting UDIDs.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:37 AM
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Yes you definitely can do this - I remember downloading another dev's app via promo code before it was actually released (the utterly brilliant Codea).

You request the promo codes for it in just the same way as a paid app, so this is a great way to give out exclusive previews to the press without the hassle of getting UDIDs.
I retract my previous statement :P
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:21 PM
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@DemonJim Thanks for the tip. That makes it so much easier to do a VIP release. Hopefully others will find this if they need it.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:06 PM
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You can use Testflight too.
https://testflightapp.com/

It is designed and positioned as a 'beta testing tool', but will work for VIP releases.
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