7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 1, 2009 9:49 AM by crivoli
crivoli Level 1 (0 points)
Has anyone noticed that as of last night you are no longer able to change the name of any application in iTunes Connect? Not even on updates will it let you change it.

Will this be a permanent change?

Mac Mini Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • K T Level 7 (23,705 points)
    Unless it is temporary for some reason, looks like maybe early sign of a rumored change in categories...
  • crivoli Level 1 (0 points)
    What's the rumor?
  • K T Level 7 (23,705 points)
    Keeping in mush-mind that rumors here get squashed like slugs on an expressway - and that visibility in the app store is key...

    Apple has supposedly been looking at redoing categories in the app store in an effort to better help customers browse titles/topics more logically...and to help large commercial clients with more of the general spotlight. As things stand now, it is supposedly less likely for prominent commercial apps to be spotted while floating in a sea of non-commercial (read potentially frivolous) apps.

    Another motive may be that some devs/sellers intentionally mis-categorize an app just to be able to participate (read 'sell') in a group where the outright competition is lower and general visibility can be easier to attain.

    Also, with the recent change that now provides for content rating by the author, Apple may be ready to apply those ratings as part of an overall category change as well...an example would be where 'Honda Civic Summer Beach Girls Slideshow' is part of the general 'Photography' category, it may instead be moved to a viewer restricted 'Entertainment' category.
  • crivoli Level 1 (0 points)
    I agree with the category chanes but I would still like to be able to chane my ap name if needed.

    it is good to see them continually improving the process. Though at times it is hard on the developers.
  • K T Level 7 (23,705 points)
    crivoli wrote:
    I would still like to be able to chane my ap name

    The ability to change the name in ITC is still enabled if you choose to 'Update Application'...
  • sambastudios Level 1 (0 points)
    HELP! Does anyone have any idea when I'll be able to update the application name? I was trying different names and it got locked during one of my "intermediate" selections. I have the final name now but can't change it.

    Will choosing "Update Application" cause it to go through the review process again?
  • crivoli Level 1 (0 points)
    Updating will require the review process of a new binary. Unfortunately right now I don't see any way to change it.