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Registered: ‎03-05-2011
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App World, Activate an Old Version?

I submitted my app to App World in March, and it was reviewed and approved.  It was up in App World for a while and there are downloads in the reports so I can tell it was successful.


Then I uploaded an updated version, but apparently forgot to sign it.  This resulted in the updated version being denied, but at the same time my previous version was somehow removed.


I can see in App World that my previous version is still there and the status is approved, but I can't find any way to make it the active version again.  So I'm off the air until a new version gets approved even though I had a prior version approved.


Am I missing something?


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Registered: ‎10-27-2010
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Re: App World, Activate an Old Version?

I've mentioned this before, and for newer developers, this is especially important.  Create a checklist in something like WORD or Excel of all the steps that need to be done to release a product version.  Even if you have a dozen apps and you're releasing once a week, it is vital to have a complete check list to physically mark off.  Include things like:


  • increment app version
  • debug = false
  • full/clean recompile
  • deploy to simulator and test
  • sign 1
  • sign 2
  • verify BAR file has 5 signing files
  • rename bar file to myapp_signed.bar
  • update vendor portal description
  • verify and update screen shots
  • etc
  • etc 
New Developer
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-05-2011
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Re: App World, Activate an Old Version?

Sure, but in the (inevitable) case where you upload a version that misses a step, does it really mean that your app disappears from the store?  I could understand marking the new one as denied but the previous one should still be for sale shouldn't it?

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Registered: ‎12-12-2010
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Re: App World, Activate an Old Version?

All unsigned apps are likely removed from App World by RIM.

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Registered: ‎01-16-2011
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Re: App World, Activate an Old Version?

Yah, but if his initial version was signed, there is no way they should remove it because an update was denied...
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