updated 10:40 am EDT, Thu October 8, 2009
Preventing maximum app exposure
Developer Cramzy claims that although its Celebrity Birthday Match app was approved for the App Store on October 4th, it never appeared in the list of recently-released apps. The program was more importantly submitted on September 24th, which is said to be around the same time a number of developers were reporting difficulty with iTunes Connect. Due to Connect being used for everything from app delivery to software management, developers experienced severe problems when submitting new apps or updates.
Cramzy asserts that a number of other developers have also had apps go unpublicized, damaging sales. Although Apple ultimately fixed the issue with iTunes Connect, Cramzy says it has yet to receive a reply regarding its particular situation.
The Celebrity Birthday app makes reference to over 20,000 celebrity birthdays, listed in a scrollable calendar. Specific birthdays can be found either by date or in a search for individual names. The app is currently priced at $1.