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iPhone developers angry over App Store update bug

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2009
News Categories: iPhone

A number of iPhone developers are complaining of a bug in the App Store which prevents new applications from appearing on the mobile versions of the store when sorting by release date. According to an email from a concerned developer received by iLounge, the problem has been ongoing for some time, and despite contact from a number of developers complaining about the issue, the problem has yet to be fixed. A different developer, writing in a forum thread on the subject, claims that his revenue is down by 50% for March, blaming the bug for decreased exposure. According to the original developer’s email, there is also a large thread on the subject on Apple’s own Developer Forums, which have been down since the release of the iPhone OS 3.0 beta SDK.

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Turns out that the problem is far worse: As soon as you accept a contract amendment, all apps will be removed from the store. Our app Where To? is still available when using a direct link (see our homepage futuretap . com, sorry can’t post links here) but does not appear in any lists (used to be #2 in Navigation).

Posted by Ortwin Gentz on March 19, 2009 at 3:07 AM (PDT)

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