Do the redeem codes work just for one version of app?

Discussion in 'Public Game Developers Forum' started by CrowdCafé, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. CrowdCafé

    CrowdCafé Active Member

    Jan 19, 2009
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    Hello dev fellas,

    we are just wondering: will the redeem codes for current version of our app work after the update of the app? Or are they bounded just with the version they were released with?

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. Modus

    Modus Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2008
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    They only work for the version they were issued with, and they have time limits (28 days if memory serves).
     
  3. Shroomies

    Shroomies Member

    Jan 16, 2009
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    It has been our experience that the redeem codes expire in 28 days but that the codes do work across versions. We made several redeem codes for our version 1.5.0 of our app and when version 1.6.0 was made public, the old redeem codes worked fine.
     
  4. PoV

    PoV Well-Known Member

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    I get the impression though that prior version codes do expire sooner than 28 days. I emptied my queue after I upgraded, and they seemed not to work after a week. I don't have any more detailed stats than that.
     
  5. Shroomies

    Shroomies Member

    Jan 16, 2009
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    The person who redeemed the code for the old version only waited 2 days after the new version was released. Maybe when a new version is made public, old redeem codes will soon expire and he just made it before the deadline. Good to know...
     
  6. CrowdCafé

    CrowdCafé Active Member

    Jan 19, 2009
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    Thank you for the helpful feedback. Well it seems the situation is like you described it.

    Just one more flutter: Wasn't it caused by the 28 days expiration of old redeem codes?
     
  7. Shroomies

    Shroomies Member

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    Here's what I know...

    Jan 15 - We made some redeem codes for Version 1.5. I gave 1 of them to a personal friend that day
    Jan 22 - We submitted Version 1.6 to Apple
    Jan 26 - Version 1.6 was accepted and was on the App Store
    Jan 28 - My friend asked me if the redeem code was still good and I wasn't sure so I told him to try it. It worked for him.

    Actually we still have some redeem codes from Version 1.5 we requested on Jan 15. Let me see if it still works just to add to the data.
     
  8. Shroomies

    Shroomies Member

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    Feb 1 - Version 1.6.1 was accepted and was on the App STore
    Feb 6 - Used redeem code from Version 1.5 requested on Jan 15

    So I am guessing that redeem codes expire 28 days after you request them and are not dependent on versions.
     
  9. CrowdCafé

    CrowdCafé Active Member

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    Thank you very much Shroomies, your posts were very helpful! Thanks again.
     

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