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2 Questions; regarding iOS4 and updates to your apps :)

peachpellenpeachpellen Posts: 977Member
Hey guys, will keep this short today. :P

Question 1) When submitting apps are we or are we not able to say they're iOS4 .... compliant? I don't know what to call it. I have yet to submit one as most of you know. Or do we have to wait for a GS update?

Question 2) People talk about updating their game to boost sales; but updates are free to people who've already purchased (right?) and I don't get (beyond improving quality) how it helps; do the downloads of the update count towards your total downloads? Or is there a section to view most recently updated apps that I'm missing?

Thanks in advance ^-^;

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  • peachpellenpeachpellen Posts: 977Member
    Oh and also; submit app, get it approved 1st of January and have a release date set for say, three months later - does it appear in new releases or not?

    I've been reading a bit tonight, hence all the questions :P
  • expired_012expired_012 Posts: 1,802Member
    Submit it as ios4 qualified. Even though GS doesn't yet support it apple will still accept it. Apple even said all new apps must be with ios4. Many people have checked the ios4 box and their apps still made it even though GS didn't yet implement it. Also updates help because of the following: If your game starts off as an ok game and you gradually do more and more updates making it better, it can eventually get so good that apple will feature it and that will give you a ton of more sales. Most apps on the app store that you see are on the top 100 probably started off with getting no sales, but one major update brought them all of the way up
  • MagoNicolasMagoNicolas Posts: 2,090Member, PRO
    peachpellen said:
    Oh and also; submit app, get it approved 1st of January and have a release date set for say, three months later - does it appear in new releases or not?

    I've been reading a bit tonight, hence all the questions :P

    I Created a Post About that!
    http://gamesalad.com/forums/topic.php?id=8277

    No one answer Yet! :(
  • peachpellenpeachpellen Posts: 977Member
    I feel silly for asking it a bit now, but I guess 2x the chance of someone eventually answering it, eh? :P - Sorry, hadn't previously seen your post.

    Artonskyblue - do you know if the downloads of updates from people who already have your app count towards your total number of downloads, please?
  • Rob2Rob2 Posts: 2,402Member
    GS/Gendai are compiling with the latest iPhone SDK 4 so you are compliant
  • expired_012expired_012 Posts: 1,802Member
    @peachpellen, yes I believe they do. But you don't get money from them, it will just display more downloads so don't get confused
  • peachpellenpeachpellen Posts: 977Member
    Thank you both - perfect :)

    Still need to know if I were to set a release date for (example) June after being approved in January if I'd still show up in new releases or not.

    Someone knows the answer ^-^;
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