iPad iTunes Connect Closed! - pencils down

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  1. Daylater

    Daylater Active Member

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    I just found out the hard way unfortunetly, but it looks like apple closed the Itunes Connect developer site a little early.
    I knew the site would be down from the 24th to the 28th, but I assumed that meant midnight. I tried around 9:15 Dang...
    Regardless, this means that no apps can be updated at all from now until the 28th. Not just the actual app, but screenshots, description text...pricing in my case and all the other info usually available to devs.

    Think it'll affect other devs plans?
     
  2. terrett101

    terrett101 Well-Known Member

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    It shouldn't affect devs plans because this was planned so most should know about it. Going down a little earlier than expected might catch a few out, as it did for you, but I imagine if any developers were planning xmas sales or anything, then they would have that scheduled already, ahead of time.
     
  3. PHARTGAMES

    PHARTGAMES Well-Known Member

    Wow, i'm glad i didn't wait long to do my promo codes!! :eek:
     
  4. Little White Bear Studios

    Little White Bear Studios Well-Known Member

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    But that's 12:15 Eastern. So right on time, if that's how things are setup.
     
  5. eeenmachine

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    Sounds like a lot of devs are going to be pounding connect on the 28th to see how big their xmas presents are :D
     
  6. Daylater

    Daylater Active Member

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    You might be right, but doesn't apple do everything by Cupertino time?
     
  7. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    LOL yep! I'm getting at least $25 in iTunes gift cards. I'm sure I'll blow it all in one go :p
     
  8. Haephestos

    Haephestos Well-Known Member

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    +1!!
     
  9. Little White Bear Studios

    Little White Bear Studios Well-Known Member

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    Well they update the U.S. featured lists around 9pm Pacific every Monday night, so midnight Eastern makes more sense for that to me. But who knows what time Steve runs on.
     
  10. terrett101

    terrett101 Well-Known Member

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    Devs won't be able to see their incomes until Connect opens again? I'm not really sure how it works, but is that the only place where they can get that information? No daily emails summing up sales or anything?
     
  11. superbad

    superbad Well-Known Member

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    the APPLE time.. the official time god had originally planned BEFORE eve took a bite... :D:D:D:D
     
  12. spacerage

    spacerage Well-Known Member

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    Yep, we wont be able to see sales until it opens up again :(

    I wish they had approved my update before now.. d'oh!
     
  13. rIcHrAnDoM

    rIcHrAnDoM Well-Known Member

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    So, will there be no new apps between now and the 28th?
     
  14. spacerage

    spacerage Well-Known Member

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    I wouldnt have thought so. There's usually some posted by now, and there havent been any that I've seen.
     
  15. Knight

    Knight Well-Known Member

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    First I got that "closed" splash page 30 mins ago, then I tried it again just for the hell of it, and I can access it now. Try again guys (or maybe I just got lucky).
     
  16. jclardy

    jclardy Well-Known Member

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    I was able to get to it this morning, luckily. I changed the release date for an update to my game and it made it disappear from the store last night. Hopefully it will be back up in a few hours.
     
  17. eeenmachine

    eeenmachine Well-Known Member

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    I was able to get sales this morning using this app: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MobileOrchard/~3/489076236/

    We'll see if it pulls anything xmas morning.
     
  18. supg328911

    supg328911 Well-Known Member

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    ya thanks for doing it early.......i love the game by the way, just needs more backdrops instead of trees for every level:D

    but that really must mess-up plans for the devs their Christmas sales might have to stay a little bit longer than the developer wants.
     
  19. Knight

    Knight Well-Known Member

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  20. lazrhog

    lazrhog Well-Known Member

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    I got my new game MiZoo (based on the old jailbreak game iZoo) submitted on 22nd, but it didn't get reviewed in time for the closure. Never mind, guess it will be out some time after the 28th.....
     

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