App Store giving developers headaches

App Store giving developers headaches

Summary: An iPhone a developer with over 40 apps to his credit wrote to tell me about some major problems that have been afflicting the App Store for a week.The sort by "Release Date" on iPhone and iPods isn't working, but it is on iTunes.

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http://www.touchpodium.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/app-store-logo.jpgAn iPhone a developer with over 40 apps to his credit wrote to tell me about some major problems that have been afflicting the App Store for a week.

The sort by "Release Date" on iPhone and iPods isn't working, but it is on iTunes. Many developers have been calling Apple to complain but the problem still isn't fixed. Most developers are finding that when they get an app approved for update, or a brand new app, it's not appearing in the App Store at all.

See some of the complaints here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

There was also a huge thread about this on Apple's Developer forums beta but those are down right now since the 3.0 release.

Topics: Software Development, Apps

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  • Its pity...

    Its pity that the developers works are going in vain :-(

    Cheers,
    Kathiravan Manoharan
    http://kathyravan.blogspot.com
    http://paisamechanic.blogspot.com
    kmzdnetone
  • RE: App Store giving developers headaches

    Guess that either will be solved any time soon, or becomes proof once more, that Apple does not give a damn about developers for years now ;-/

    iTunes being favorit while developers 2nd class citizens of Apples "planet" is very obvious.

    It will play into the hands of competitors over time. Not immediately, but both console vendors like Sony, Sega or Nintendo and selected mobile vendors will profit.

    Maybe even a IBM/Sun merger could lead to a far stronger Java Mobile initiative, than Sun alone ever was able to back...?

    As well as Nokia, Sony-Ericsson, Palm or RIM which also try to grab a share whether with their own OS, Linux or Java.
    catmedia
  • I don't need a crutch...

    The app store is a neat idea, but ultimately not truly needed. It's basically a crutch for folks who can't seem to buy software and install it without a hand to hold them. I personally don't need such a crutch, and frankly dislike being directed as to what I can and cannot buy for my devices. I hope this trend doesn't remove other methods of software distribution...
    Narg