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Reserving an apps name... how long do you get if you reject a binary?

StormyStudioStormyStudio United KingdomPosts: 3,987Member
Reserving an apps name... how long do you get if you reject a binary?

Ok, so quite simply, if I reserve a game name that I have in the making, but then as I get into the the last 30 days of holding that name, I upload a binary and then reject it. This does indeed give me extra time to finish off my game before releasing it to the app store.

Does anyone know how much extra time you get this way...is the name now mine for ever or will I get an email reminding me to do something with it again in 30 days or something like that. Cheers Jon....

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Comments

  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Posts: 10,376Member, Sous Chef
    i think it's pretty long, i did the same thing a few mths ago on a game and i have yet to receive a notice.
  • LiquidGameworksLiquidGameworks Anchorage, AKPosts: 956Member, Sous Chef
    Isn't it just another 90 days?
  • RumiRumi Posts: 343Member, PRO
    wait, so if you don't upload a binary for an x amount of days, the app gets deleted?
    what is the x amount of days?
    I've also been looking for this. How do you reject a binary?
  • steve86steve86 Posts: 806Member
    Rumi said:
    wait, so if you don't upload a binary for an x amount of days, the app gets deleted?
    what is the x amount of days?
    I've also been looking for this. How do you reject a binary?

    Good question, I reserved a name like a month ago and I am about to upload in a week the game.
  • DigiChainDigiChain Posts: 1,215Member, PRO
    If you upload and then reject binary do you need to change version number next time you upload?

    I'm guessing not - but would be good to know for sure.
  • LiquidGameworksLiquidGameworks Anchorage, AKPosts: 956Member, Sous Chef
    I believe that you have 90 days after registering an app name to use it, and if you don't you can never publish under that name. If you upload a binary, and then reject it, you can extend this deadline (which was Stormy's original question). During the "Waiting for Review" period, you can reject the binary (its an option in itunes connect).

    No, you do not need to change the version number. Apple recognizes that developers may discover bugs and such after binary is uploaded, so you're able to take it down and try again.
  • StormyStudioStormyStudio United KingdomPosts: 3,987Member
    cheers for the replys guys and ghouls...
  • osalzanoosalzano Posts: 136Member, PRO
    I accidentally found out a trick which can help you:

    I submitted a binary for a Christmas app in dec/2010 and Apple rejected it due to crash issues. As Christmas was approaching and I would't have time to launch it, I decided to stop the project and didn't submit another one.

    Almost an year later, the app name remains reserved in my account.

    Hope this helps, dude.
    Cheers!
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