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The experience with Google Play, iOS and MS apps

Publishing an app to Google Play is straightforward, however attempt to add the identical app to iOS. One among our clients (let’s name him John) shared their expertise with us, and now let me share the story with you. Within the case of Google Play, the entire means of publishing took lower than half-hour. The one small problem was the technical problem with signing the app. After hitting the “submit” button, the webmaster needed to wait 3 working days and the app was dwell. No questions, no teasing, no issues.


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Boldness after this surprising success hit the wall straight within the first section of making a builders account. Annual price as excessive as 90 EUR was surprising, however John mentioned. Okay, it’s going to make me some respectable cash. The price has been paid, account verified and now our webmaster John solely has to submit the app. And there it got here. Being a webmaster for a couple of years it was inconceivable for John to crack the technical problem of Xcode. Is there something particular in regards to the Xcode? Nicely certainly. John has been working with Home windows solely and Xcode solely runs on a Mac.

John was playing around with the Mac of his partner for over 2 days. Not even with the assistance of the Xcode group he was capable of get very far. First problem was the set up of Xcode, then issues went easily till the ultimate step. When hitting the button “Export” all completely different error messages appeared. After fixing one, a totally completely different one arose. Again then, as a senior developer, John was charging 45 EUR per hour and after 2 wasted days (16 hours), John employed a Mac oriented guru who did this job for 70 EUR very quickly.

However this isn’t the top of the story. If we had been about to do the steadiness scorecard right here, we’d say “John misplaced 720 EUR value of his time”. John anticipated delays in approval however to his shock, there was none. In solely 2 days there was a response… a bitter response. Because the app contained logos of soccer golf equipment and leagues, he was requested to supply proof that he’s utilizing the logos with consent of the house owners. Do you perceive? Apple requested John to contact over 7000 golf equipment and 800 Leagues and ask them for an approval or official affirmation that he’s eligible to make use of their logos in his app.

That is in fact not potential, so John determined to take a radical step. John sat down and spent a couple of days eradicating the logos from his app. The app then appeared like crap, however who cares? John wasted hundreds, however who cares? Apple for certain not. The query is? Why is Apple giving such onerous occasions? Not too long ago simplicity is the important thing to success,, however Apple appears to go the opposite approach. No less than by their app retailer. Do they wish to scare away the low key app house owners? I don’t know. Do you?

In any case, after greater than 2 weeks, after dozens of wasted hours, after hundreds blown away, John was capable of see his app on iOS. I really like glad endings. What about you? Within the case you wish to discover out extra in regards to the story, be at liberty to contact the webmaster from this story. However don’t name him John.

Time to go to Mr. Gates

Was this the top of the story? Nearly… nicely not likely. The actual king of troubles was solely to come back. The Nice Apps is proud to introduce Microsoft Home windows apps.

To summarize it:

  • Microsoft developer account – 90 EUR,
  • Firm approval time – 2 months!
  • Publishing the app – error message “It is best to have registered to MS  dev account with hotmail or outlook electronic mail”
  • Assist case – 2 weeks and new electronic mail account John was compelled to open
  • Publishing the app – rejected

What was making the app being rejected? In line with the reply from their app retailer assist, the app was not following the strict MS retailer tips. Did John enchantment? In fact. John gave them dozens of comparable apps which have been obtainable on the Microsoft retailer. A few of them had been previous, a few of them not more than 2 months. So why? My guess is that John pissed off any individual in cost. After the enchantment was rejected, it was not potential to enchantment and the responses from assist had been simply automated bot responses.

There are nevertheless 2 the reason why to not take this too severely. First one is that no person actually makes use of the Microsoft app retailer anymore. Since there aren’t extra Microsoft powered mobiles, Microsoft app retailer provides solely the Home windows apps. And there are a couple of extra shops to take a look at. Subsequent one is Amazon.