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bobdodd
Posts: 116
Registered: ‎10-31-2012
My Device: BB10 Dev Alpha B
My Carrier: -

How long until a submitted app is visible to test users?

Hi, I submitted my first Z10 app three days ago.

 

I created a couple of test usersfror the sandbox  at the same time, but none of us can see the app yet on BlackBerry World.

 

Does it really take this long to show up, or are we doing something silly (more than possible...)? Perhaps its not the normal BlackBerry World where we should be looking?

 

 

 

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peter9477
Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
My Carrier: none

Re: How long until a submitted app is visible to test users?

For sandbox testing, supposedly one can use the Development Mode feature to bypass the approval delay.

Assuming this works for you, and it hasn't for me yet, you put the device in Development Mode, then go into the BBWorld app settings menu, select the magically-now-visible Development Mode page, and enter the product id for your app in the numeric field. When you hit the button, it should find the app and let you download it, if your BBID is properly configured as a sandbox account.

This apparently works for "DRAFT" mode apps, though since technically submitting one for approval makes it not draft mode any more, I don't know if that's why it's never worked for me. (I did, however, try once or twice with DRAFT mode releases present as well, and still had no luck.)

I think this was described by whomever I saw posting about it (Garett?) as "if it doesn't work, try again a bit later", so I cleverly deduced from this that it's known not to be 100% reliable...

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bobdodd
Posts: 116
Registered: ‎10-31-2012
My Device: BB10 Dev Alpha B
My Carrier: -

Re: How long until a submitted app is visible to test users?

Hi Peter,

 

No it doesn't work for me either.  I'll take it up with Garett at the Toronto Dev group meeting on the 25th if I can't sort it out before then.

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Innovatology
Posts: 1,280
Registered: ‎03-03-2011
My Device: Playbook, Z10, Q10, Z30 with Files & Folders and Orbit of course
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: How long until a submitted app is visible to test users?

Any news on this?

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