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Updated Apps No Longer At Top of “Release Date” Sort

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Dan Grigsby with Mobile Orchard reported on Monday that updated apps will no longer move your app to the top of the release day sort.

What really ticks me off (if true) is why doesn’t Apple send out a note to its developers before making these types of changes? Apple needs more transparency.  Would it be too much to ask to send out a note to keep us developers in the loop?

The good news is for apps that work well out of the starting gates and with a good marketing plan, they have that much more of a leg up on the competition. However, for those more unfortunate apps that are riddled with bugs and poor marketing, it will be a much longer journey to the top.

WireBear currently submitted an update to SportsBook: Pro Football Edition last week to add the ability to view the news articles within the app (default) or to launch them in Safari.  We will update everyone to let them know if the update puts us back to the top of the list.


Written by wirebear

November 11, 2009 at 8:00 pm

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  1. I’m not sure if eliminating this loop hole is a bad thing for the customers, but I’m sure people will just resort to rereleasing their app under a different name. I’ve seen this done already. But I agree that Apple needs more transparency. They should be treating their developers more like team members.


    November 12, 2009 at 4:50 pm

  2. I just wanted to update everyone. This morning SportsBook: Pro Football Edition 1.1 was released into the App Store. As of tonight the app does not show up at the top of the release date sort. However when you do find the app and click on it, the release date does show as today’s date. In contrast, when you find it in the App Store the release date is the initial release date.


    November 12, 2009 at 7:34 pm

  3. I like blogs like this one, I am sure you put an effort on it to keep it up. Nice post, grazie mille .

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    January 12, 2010 at 10:49 am

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