iTunes Connect Unavailable to Developers Dec 23 – Dec 28, 2009

Dec 8, 2009   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   PSA  //  No Comments

news_calendarAllow us to take a break from our adventures in iPhone development to give you a brief service announcement.

Apple just announced that iTunes Connect, the site that developers use to submit and manage their iPhone apps, will be unavailable from December 23 – December 28, 2009. Quote:

iTunes Connect, the tool you use to manage your applications and access your reports, will be unavailable from December 23 through December 28, 2009.

Access to iTunes Connect will resume December 29, 2009.

This means a couple of things:

1. Developers will be flying blind for 6 days. They will not be able to access their sales data, crash logs or financial reports until Dec. 29.

2. This also means no new apps or updates to apps can be submitted to Apple during this time. Developers may have to adjust their schedules accordingly.

3. Users who were hoping that an app will go on sale for Christmas day are most likely out of luck since developers will not be able to change their prices during that time. Unless developers are prepared to hold a 6 day sale, don’t expect many deals on apps after you open your iPhone on Christmas morning.

We now return to your regularly scheduled iPhone dev blog.

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