03-21-2011 02:48 PM
03-21-2011 02:52 PM
@thesmileman, they will make you rebuild to 0.9.4 before you can post for sale. So I'd suggest having a 0.9.4 update ready to go when you get the approval E-mail.
It would seem they're clearing out the backlog, at least that'd be the hope at this point, with all these apps that are a month in waiting hell.
03-21-2011 03:01 PM
I think I'm slowly reaching some sort of state of apathy on this. I'm over 3 weeks in now and many others have been waiting even longer so I suppose the decision on approval or rejection will come at a point in time where there's no time left to try and improve and resubmit and therefore miss out on the offer. Combined with a completele lack of communication of any kind I think this is starting to look like an extremely poor way of treating developers trying to get onboard a brand new platform which isn't easy to begin with.
I sincerely hope RIM is going to improve on this really soon because this really is crappy if you ask me.
Staff UI Prototyper (read: full-time hacker)
03-21-2011 03:31 PM
They appear to be working through the backlog, possibly even in "queued" order at this point.
I got approved about two hours before JohnPinkerton, and I had submitted only a day before him. We're also aware (in the IRC chat #playbook-dev, where all the cool kids hang out) of several others which were older and had been approved over the weekend.
In my case:
Original submission: Feb 16
Signed version: Feb 18
to Test House: Feb 21
Approval email: Mar 21
Now just need to wait to see whether it's considered eligible...
Oh, and I did get the request to resubmit after rebuilding with SDK 0.9.4, as it seems everyone does who has not already.
03-21-2011 03:39 PM
03-21-2011 03:51 PM
@thesmileman, I wouldn't read even that much into this.
Statistics like averages are only helpful if conditions are stable. As it is, I think there's strong evidence that they have not yet reached anything remotely resembling a "steady state", and no statistics are going to tell you anything.
Rather, there's a general sense of them getting through the backlog, and possibly within the few days we'll see that they're heading back to where they were temporarily, over a month ago, when they "consistently" achieved roughly their 10-12 day target (or whatever it was) for a period of more than a day or two.
It's definitely the case that anyone who's waited much less than 30 days at this point should not be concerned just yet, while those who have waited much longer than 30 days should be thinking about using the aforementioned web form to request feedback. Even that's just a gut feeling... the whole process is still clearly a black box to all of us.
03-21-2011 03:58 PM