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Apple on Friday afternoon opened the floodgates for developers authoring software for its forthcoming iPad, allowing them to begin submitting the applications to its App Store for approval.

"iPad will begin shipping soon and your opportunity to be part of the grand opening of the iPad App Store starts today," the company wrote in an email to registered iPhone developers. "Submit your iPad app now for an initial review by the App Review Team and receive feedback on its readiness for the grand opening."

In order to assure that they are part of the grand opening, Apple requested that developers submit their applications by March 27 and assure that they've taken the following steps.
Build and test your iPad app using iPhone SDK 3.2 beta 5 available on the iPhone Dev Center. Only iPad apps built with iPhoneÂ*SDK 3.2Â*betaÂ*5 will be accepted for this initial review.
Upload your distribution signed app through iTunes Connect byÂ*Saturday,Â*MarchÂ*27,Â*5pmÂ*PDT.
The App Review Team will review your app on iPad and email you details about the readiness of your app.
You will also receive additional information about submitting your app for final review before iPad ships.
Only apps submitted for the initial review will be considered for the grand opening of the iPad App Store.
The iPad goes on sale April 3rd in the United States.


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Only apps submitted for the initial review will be considered for the grand opening of the iPad App Store.

Sounds like they want things to be just perfect for launch day, I can't wait.
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Good to hear, sounds like they're committed to approving hundreds of apps by April 3rd, given the timeline and promise of secondary feedback / final launch submissions.

May not have to run many of those iPhone apps afterall
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What a news!!!!!

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Good to hear, sounds like they're committed to approving hundreds of apps by April 3rd, given the timeline and promise of secondary feedback / final launch submissions.

May not have to run many of those iPhone apps afterall

I suspect there will be quite a few pretty quickly - in fact I think you may notice a slowdown in the iPhone only app approval process. Universal apps will do OK but I suspect Apple will be concentrating on getting a variety of IPad apps up as quick as possible.
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Nice to see the "handicapped" developers being given an opportunity to submit apps this early to prepare for launch day.
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I suspect there will be quite a few pretty quickly - in fact I think you may notice a slowdown in the iPhone only approval process. Universals will do OK but I suspect Apple will be concentrating on getting a variety of IPad apps up as quick as possible.

More than likely they have entirely new and trained team ready to begin tackling iPad apps right this moment. 19th through 27th they'll be reviewing new app submissions, and subsequently sending the dev feedback. Likely either a yes or no for launch day, and instructions for the final submission. From the 27th through the 3rd they'll be reviewing the final submissions from approved devs, and on the 3rd the store goes live with eveything finished at that point. From there forward, normal approval process will resume.
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Flash developers need not apply.
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Flash developers need not apply.

Get over it!
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Flash developers need not apply.

Why not? Are "Flash Developers" some kind of single skilled reject with no knowlege of basic object oriented programming?

I doubt that. If so, calling them developers is accurate. Not programmers however.
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Flash developers will turn into HTML5 developers real quick. It's in their best interests.
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Flash designers need not apply.



fixed it for you
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fixed it for you

and also
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Flash dancers need not apply.
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Good to hear, sounds like they're committed to approving hundreds of apps by April 3rd, given the timeline and promise of secondary feedback / final launch submissions.

May not have to run many of those iPhone apps afterall

Lets hope your right. I can't wait to see the catalog!

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Flash developers need not apply.

Wait for Flash for CS5. Then you'll get your candy.

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Techstud is a negative person.
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fixed it for you

You forgot to change his frown icon to a smile.
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Why not? Are "Flash Developers" some kind of single skilled reject with no knowlege of basic object oriented programming?

indeed. the correct statement should have been Flash Apps need not apply.

but keep in mind that there's the best Flash to iphone convertor, which would at least get someone started on an iphone/ipad app. if it works as promised.

and I wonder if perhaps this testing is also to pull together really awesome apps to go on the demo units in the stores. they have probably contacted the folks behind some of the current demos but might want to mix it up with some new stuff.
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Can't wait for all the apps wit da neeked girls.
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So, which is it? Apple is 'handicapping' developers or 'opening the floodgates' for developers?!
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Flash Gordon need not apply.
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Techstud is a negative person.

And what are you then?
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I'd actually prefer Apple delay iPad app approvals for a week or two post-launch. That would at least give developers a chance to test on real world hardware.

I expect the apps submitted by the select group of developers given iPads to be good but I don't know about the rest. It's exciting both for us users and developers nonetheless.
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Flash developers need not apply.

Don't stop with Flash... lets be honest...

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I'd actually prefer Apple delay iPad app approvals for a week or two post-launch. That would at least give developers a chance to test on real world hardware.

I expect the apps submitted by the select group of developers given iPads to be good but I don't know about the rest. It's exciting both for us users and developers nonetheless.

Tell you what. Sign up as a developer, download the SDK build, run and test your app in the devkit using the simulator. Then submit it to the store. No ipad required.
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Flash developers need not apply.

Christ, are you still here?!?
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Tell you what. Sign up as a developer, download the SDK build, run and test your app in the devkit using the simulator. Then submit it to the store. No ipad required.

I'm not a developer nor do I plan to be.

Before the App Store opened, any developer could test their iPhone apps on an iPhone. Sure, it wasn't the iPhone 3G but it was hardware that gave them a good idea of how their app would feel.

Obviously Apple can't send every developer an iPad or even do one of those tours where they go around the country letting developers try out the iPad. Totally understandable.

An alternative would be to delay iPad app approvals a week or so. This would limit the selection of day one apps to those that ship on the iPad but it would also mean the apps releasedat least some of themwould be tested in more than just the simulator.

This likely won't be an issue a month after launch but in the first few weeks, it could taint users' opinions of iPad apps. Hopefully Apple's app reviewers will test these apps on the iPad.

Fortunately, third party apps aren't as important for the iPad as they are on the iPhone/iPod touch because many of the most popular iPhone apps are those that optimize web content for its small 3.5" screen. The iPad's much larger 9.7" screen means those apps aren't as necessary anymore because you can browse the Web without constant zooming in/panning/zooming out.

I predict the big system seller for the iPad will be its web browser. It was for me.
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And what are you then?

I can be negative like the next person, but I can also be positive, unlike is possible for you.
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Will there be fart and flashlight apps available?
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Will there be fart and flashlight apps available?

Why?.
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Flash Gordon need not apply.

At least he still has Dale Arden. Rrrrow.
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Techstud is a negative person.

'Techstud' is an oxymoron
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Flash Gordon need not apply.

Don't you mean Flesh Gorden?
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I'd actually prefer Apple delay iPad app approvals for a week or two post-launch. That would at least give developers a chance to test on real world hardware.

I expect the apps submitted by the select group of developers given iPads to be good but I don't know about the rest. It's exciting both for us users and developers nonetheless.

I guess Apple prefers to have as many apps as possible on launch day, even if some have 'minor issues'.
Devs can always sumbit updates/bug fixes after launch, and the revision process is quite faster for updates than for initial review (they just check you didn't covertly add any boobies )
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Techstud is a negative person.

more like the mods/site admins are disssapointing...
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Show me the list!

I finally got around to watching the iPad intro video. Apparently, the App Store will have a separate iPad App section.

I'm glad I made my iPad pre-order!
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post #36 of 77
It will be a problem to release for a device without having the hardware. The simulator is not enough for a public release.
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Techstud is a negative person.

Of that we can be sure.

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Christ, are you still here?!?

Between tekstud blatantly flaunting his ban and marvin the moderator spreading FUD about the iPad (the iPad has mobile phone level hardware and therefore won't be useful for artists looking for serious sketching/designing/layout/painting here) I'm starting to wonder what is up with this forum and what the heck the real admins are thinking.
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Sounds like they want things to be just perfect for launch day, I can't wait.

Or they just want the store stocked for launch day to encourage iPad sales.

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Originally Posted by pmz View Post

Good to hear, sounds like they're committed to approving hundreds of apps by April 3rd, given the timeline and promise of secondary feedback / final launch submissions.

May not have to run many of those iPhone apps afterall

I wouldn't be surprised to see thousands of iPads-optimized apps by launch day.

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but keep in mind that there's the best Flash to iphone convertor, which would at least get someone started on an iphone/ipad app. if it works as promised.

Absolutely!

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I'd actually prefer Apple delay iPad app approvals for a week or two post-launch. That would at least give developers a chance to test on real world hardware.

That wouldn't be good for business.

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Will there be fart and flashlight apps available?

They already exist. Scaling a flashlight app for the iPhone/Touch should work the same and come in handy for some, though less often than the pocketable device.

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It will be a problem to release for a device without having the hardware. The simulator is not enough for a public release.

Hopefully the reviewers are using iPads to test the apps.
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And what are you then?

No, no, no. He is not negative! He is not even real. Imaginary he is. But I suspect he wants to masquerade as complex.
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