13 Replies Latest reply: Jun 19, 2011 7:03 AM by K T
MS AUS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

I want to upload 4 different versions of same app ( HD, HD lite, lite, Full). On iTunes connect should I select same bundle id using wild card for all 4 versions with a different name of each version OR 4 different bundle id with 4 different names of each version?

 

Thanks.


iPhone 4, iOS 4.3.2, uploading apps
  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    See the tech note below, but know Apple is now restricting 'lite' versions, with rejection more likely than ever.

     

    Technical Q&A QA1713

    When should I use a wildcard App ID?

     

    https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#qa/qa1713/_index.html

  • MS AUS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    1)  So does it mean that to update from free to full version in app purchase must be used ?

     

    2)  And if I want to have 4 different bundle ids for my all 4 versions is not advisable ?

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    Are any of those apps using IAP?

  • MS AUS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No they all simple apps. To convert free version to full version using in app purchase does it classifies as IAP?

     

    So to release all these versions which option is right, release them all as individual apps or use in app purchase to convert 2 free versions into full versions ?

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    You're not using IAP. Forget about it.

     

    For simple apps, without IAP, free or paid, you can use wildcard or not...your choice.

  • MS AUS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your help.

     

    What is the correct way of using in app purchase (i.e. convert lite version to full from within the app)?

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)
  • MS AUS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your help K T

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    Step by step - you'll be fine, just stick with it

  • MS AUS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So when I will creat app name on itunes connect as hd, lite versions I will name then accordingly but  can I keep same name of the actual app file ? So when it is installed it shows same name I.e. Abc and the icons will be different corresponding to name  & version on app store. Same as different version of agry birds, when I see name in my iPad they all same angry birds but on app store the are different hd,, rio, lite etc.

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    The name seen in the App Store/iTunes is the name you use when you add the app.

     

    The name seen on a device is the Bundle Display Name you use in the app's Info.plist file.

     

    As you've seen, they are not always the same. There should be some logic in those two app names...don't use very different names for the same app, or you might risk rejection during review.

  • MS AUS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, got it.

     

    Now for my app which is under development ,when I start it often then it does not clear it's memory so when app loads up it by passes couple of loading screen images. I am aware that this happnes as a default feature of iOS as multitasking. But to load my loading screen image every time no matter how often app is being loaded, is something  I can do?

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    Please start another thread so that your new topic can receive the unique attention it deserves, thanks.