How to get proper icon when submitting a game release to this site

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  1. locksleyu

    locksleyu Member

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    I recently submitted a post to advertise my iPhone game, but for some reason there is no icon showing on the post.

    I tried playing around with things but cannot get the icon to be shown.

    Can anyone help?

    Here is the post:

    http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=264588
     
  2. Elsa

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    #2 Elsa, Jun 22, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2015
    From this thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=264626


    That appinfo tag will do all the work for you (it grabs the icon, description and screenshots from the AppStore page). You might want to attach some videos to the first post though.
     
  3. locksleyu

    locksleyu Member

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    I did that, but still not showing the icon. Here is the exact line I used: [I added 'XXX' so the logic doesn't kick in for this post]

    [XXXappinfo=all]https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dokusen/id1000275892?mt=8[/XXXappinfo]
     
  4. Elsa

    Elsa Well-Known Member

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    Try to copy and paste this into the original post of your thread:

    [appinfo=all]https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1000275892?mt=8[/appinfo]
    [hdyoutube]1Q8FW-tCCjU[/hdyoutube]
     
  5. locksleyu

    locksleyu Member

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    Elsa, thanks for the suggestion. I tried that, but when I search for my post via the Search option (using "Dokusen") I still do not see an icon, not sure why.

    Also, when I look through the thread manually (going back to the date I made the post, around 8pm yesterday), I can't find the post.

    Did it get moved somehow? Also the number of hits seems to have stalled around 200. I'm not sure if one my changes somehow "broke" this post...

    If I did something wrong please let me know.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Echoseven

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    #6 Echoseven, Jun 23, 2015
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    I tried messing around with it a little bit on my end, the code is reaching for the data correctly, but the data isn't coming through.

    Your game is released in the U.S., right? I know the link is us based so it may be a silly question, but there's very few other things I can think of.


    Edit: Hmmmmm... It's not showing up in the search because it's tagged as iPhone-only. Looking through the forum with the iPhone tag on, it's right there. First page.
     
  7. locksleyu

    locksleyu Member

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    Yes, my game is in the US. I tried to look at the forum by clicking on "iPhone" from the summary screen and do not see my post anywhere on the first 6 pages. I checked with my previous game which I posted on here (search for 'play the field') and the post looks totally different.

    Is it OK if I delete my post and recreate a new one? Maybe since I added the special meta tag after post it broke something?
     
  8. Echoseven

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    Just tried experimenting with creating a new thread, and it appeared instantly. Might be some caching issue, I'm stumped to be honest.

    I deleted the old thread, go ahead and create a new one. For ease of use, here's the code to copy/paste for the appinfo and youtube embeds:


    [appinfo=all]https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dokusen/id1000275892[/appinfo]
    [hdyoutube]1Q8FW-tCCjU[/hdyoutube]

     
  9. locksleyu

    locksleyu Member

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    Echoseven, thanks for the help! I just created a new post and the icon (and other app info) shows up nicely.

    Thanks everyone!
     

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