04-08-2013 02:08 AM - edited 04-08-2013 02:11 AM
I have submitted several apps for the port-a-thon, but 5 are still waiting on reviews. Some of them the wrong version of the app was reviewed, and though I sent an email and was told the review team would look at it, it still says "denied instead of "under review" in the vendor portal. Others were denied because of branding issues and needed a change to the name of the app, which I did (those were app generator apps, and allowed me to edit them due to the denial), but I resubmitted them a few days ago and the updates still haven't shown up in the vendor portal. Another of my apps still has one open CR for review of the new release, though I had to guess at the bug in that one because my email asking for clarification never got a response.
I am worried about all of these getting reviewed in time for the April 8th deadline, because the app generator apps haven't updated and the apps still say "denied", so they aren't in the main review queue. Is there anything else I can do to get them approved? I have already sent several emails to BlackBerryAppWorldRequests@blackberry.com and they said that they were working on them, but given the several-day response times, they may not be checked for several days. I can post the app IDs if necessary.
04-08-2013 02:38 AM - edited 04-08-2013 02:49 AM
The app generator ones I resubmitted through the app generator, the rest I did through the vendor portal. The app generator updates are still showing the old versions in the vendor portal though.
04-08-2013 02:54 AM
04-08-2013 03:12 AM - edited 04-09-2013 12:40 AM
I haven't done anything to the app generator apps in the vendor portal because I'm not sure what the app generator will do to them when it updates them, but I'll send an email to Mippin and see what they can do about them. The other apps I'm just waiting for the app world team to review.
EDIT: I sent an email to email@example.com, hopefully they reply before the deadline.
EDIT 2: Mippin responded and said that blackberry handles the processing, and the apps are now in the vendor portal. However, they appeared as new apps instead of as updates to the old ones. Will they still qualify for the portathon? In addition, is there any way to delete old apps from the vendor portal? The previous versions from the app generator are still there, and they're unnecessary now.
EDIT 3: One of my non-app generator apps was just approved at Apr 09, 2013 00:18:09 (EST), about 20 minutes past Blackberry's deadline. What will happen to these apps, and will they qualify for the portathon Dev Alpha and Limited Edition drawings?