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Students and educational institutions already get some nice perks from Apple in the form of hardware discounts, and from some development firms (such as Microsoft) in software discounts. Imagine being able to get an educational discount when you buy an iOS app in the App Store. Developers are info...

August 9th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Hey TUAW's Developer Brain Trust! For many of you WWDC is just wrapping up, and you're now probably hanging around in airports bored and checking on e-mail, visiting web sites. We thought it would be a great time to offer you something to think about. Now that you've been exposed to iAds and are ab...

June 11th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple today released iTunes Connect Mobile, an iPhone (and iPod touch) app for allowing developers to view statistics about their products on the App Store. There are over 250,000 apps on the App Store and with the release of iTunes Connect Mobile, Apple has made it easier for developers to track sa...

June 10th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Simulator-only apps developed with the iPhone SDK 3.2 Beta 5 can be submitted as of today for initial review. Upload your apps by 5pm, Saturday, March 27th, and the App review team will e-mail you with submission feedback about the readiness of your application for App Store distribution. You will...

March 19th 2010 at 3:05pm 0 Comments
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Back in the bad old days of the App Store, it was anybody's guess when a submitted app might get blessed by Apple and show up in iTunes. It might be three days, three weeks, three months, or never. Recent improvements in the approval process have brought that time period down to a matter of hours...

March 18th 2010 at 8:15am 0 Comments
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Last week, Apple announced through the iPhone Developer News feed that the iTunes App Store is now supported in 13 additional countries: "You can now distribute your apps to more customers with the addition of App Store support in Armenia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Jordan, Kenya, Macedonia, Madagascar, M...

February 21st 2010 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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One of the biggest gripes we heard from iPhone developers during 2009 was that it took forever for their apps to make it through the iTunes App Store approval process. Often apps would be disapproved for seemingly illogical reasons after a long wait in the approval queue, and TUAW heard from more th...

January 9th 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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It looks like the iTunes Connect team is still on "holiday break"; it was scheduled to end today. iTunes Connect is used by developers to manage their apps on the iTunes Store and to check sales of their apps. Developers have been without iTunes Connect since last Wednesday. Those who were hoping t...

December 28th 2009 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple quietly tweaked the interface of iTunes Connect for App Store developers today, changing the way applications are listed. It changed from the list format that was previously used, and now shows a group of five app icons in a row, which gives a more complete look at your apps. Below the icon, i...

December 2nd 2009 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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As part of Apple's efforts to make the ins-and-outs of the App Store more clear to everyone, Apple has just Introduced the App Store Resource Center. Apple states this new site is "a single destination where you can find everything from how to prepare for submitting your app to managing your app on...

September 19th 2009 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Dear Auntie TUAW, I submitted a really simple game to Apple on July 17th, and I'm still waiting for them to review it. A week after that submission, I submitted another new app (a lite version of another app of mine) that had the phrase "Buy the full version for $0.99" and it was rejected only 7 d...

August 10th 2009 at 5:30pm 0 Comments