Current turn around time upon submittal?

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  1. CodeCritical

    CodeCritical Well-Known Member

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    Hello!

    As we get closer to release, we are working on various time lines. I know it has varied greatly over the past year, so am curious what people's current experiences are in timelines for submittal to the app store?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. My last three submissions took:

    • 8 days
    • 8 days
    • 10 days
    This was from submission to approval.
     
  3. phil_

    phil_ Active Member

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    Although not my own submissions, a friend of mine had 2 apps in the last month approved in 6 and 9 days.
     
  4. Blackharon

    Blackharon Well-Known Member

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    We experienced an 8 day turn around time with our game as well. I have a feeling it'll get longer when the Mac App store goes live though.
     
  5. Lightworx

    Lightworx Well-Known Member

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    I guess we are lucky then. Our last few games have taken <7 days from submission to being on the App Store
     
  6. suksmo

    suksmo Well-Known Member

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    8 days at the mo'
     
  7. CodeCritical

    CodeCritical Well-Known Member

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    OK, showing my complete ignorance, are those business days?
     
  8. suksmo

    suksmo Well-Known Member

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    8 days all in so if you submitted today Friday expect to see it ready next Friday/Saturday.
     
  9. suksmo

    suksmo Well-Known Member

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    The reviewers approve on Saturdays and Sundays
     
  10. MrBlue

    MrBlue Well-Known Member

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    My last update just got approved in 2 days. Haven't seen it this fast in a long time.
     
  11. sureshvs

    sureshvs Well-Known Member

    We just released last week and we got 8 days from submission to approval. And yes, that includes Saturday and Sunday. In fact, we got the approval on Sunday morning.
     
  12. Moonjump

    Moonjump Well-Known Member

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    Are Game Center apps being given priority? Are the shorter times mentioned for GC enabled apps?
     
  13. suksmo

    suksmo Well-Known Member

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    seems to be the case - can't wait to add it and get priority!
     
  14. CodeCritical

    CodeCritical Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a bunch everyone .. this is very helpful!
     
  15. TapMeJared

    TapMeJared Member

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    Expect 10 to be safe, then you can start your marketing efforts on a day you can expect to have the app ready to launch.
     
  16. sureshvs

    sureshvs Well-Known Member

    Not sure about the others, but our game doesn't use GC and we got 8 days. Seems to be the average these days too.
     
  17. Don't forget to take into account that possibility that your app gets rejected.

    You can't be sure what your launch date will be until you have approval.
     
  18. vanillasky65

    vanillasky65 Active Member

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    #18 vanillasky65, Oct 26, 2010
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2010
    It's getting faster and faster for me, the last 2 updates were

    • 6 hours --> (an update that was adding Retina Display)
    • 2 days

    Extremely fast!
     

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