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Release App to Apple and Google Stores - Demo account, only company users and User Generated Content scope

I develop for a company an Ionic cross-platform mobile app that will be published on Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store. I read Apple's Review Guidelines and Google's Developer Program Policy ...
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iOS App Private Distribution

I have been confused about the best process for private distribution in iOS - imagine we are a company like Just Eat, where venues can sign up with us and take orders from customers via a customer app....
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Implemented appstore/integrations in an SaaS application

What is the best way to implement a app store in a SaaS application? For example, say you have an ERP application and you want to allow external accounting systems to integrate into your application. ...
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In mobile games that work across android and iOS is game logic written twice?

I was playing one of my favorite games from Supercell, and I imagine it’s a rather complicated game, and it stems across the two main mobile platforms. My question is, do the developers write the ...
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What is done when an urgent fix for an app is needed but updates have to be approved by Apple/Google etc?

I have very little experience in this area, so sorry if I use any incorrect terminology or if this is a stupid/simplistic question in general. But from what I understand, when a developer wants to ...
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Deploying Multiple Versions in One App Package

This is a question about Android, and iOS apps. The technology is Xamarin (C#) but this is not really important. The app will be deployed to the stores. The client app must be compatible with the ...
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Is a localized Mobile App considered bad and prone to removal from Apple/Google's perspective?

For the occasions that I've been offering SaaS, I've been asked to develop Apps that are pretty much a clone of regular e-commerce webpages, but with a few features like notifications and, well, being ...
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What would cause a company to need to move their app on the iOS App Store to different "app"?

I'm not sure what SE site to ask this on, but I figure this is something somebody in the SE community has the answer. Feel free to move this question if this is the wrong place. Recently I launched ...
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Window 8.1 app deployment

I have the following scenario: client asks to develop an application for his company. It will be a simple frontend, rest api and Oracle database. It needs to be installed on 15 devices which will work ...
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Do the Google Play store and iOS app store permit time-limited features? [closed]

I'd like to make an app that has all features enabled for two months, and some disabled afterward. Is that allowed on Google Play or iOS? The iOS app store guidelines say that: Apps that are "demo"...
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Do I require an external server for my new mobile app? Only minimal text content to change within my app every couple of weeks

I am about to submit my new app to the iOS App Store. It's very simple. The app generates a random motivational quote and displays it onscreen. I have a database of 500 quotes now, stored in a plist ...
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How to let users share custom code content under the mobile app store restrictions?

Situation Mobile application store owners are known to explicitly forbid some application extensibility scenarios. Apple: 2.7 Apps that download code in any way or form will be rejected 2.8 ...
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Responding to app feature requests I'm not going to implement [closed]

I'm a new app developer and after like 20 downloads of my app (free and ad-free) I already got two feature requests, and I'm not going to implement either. Should I respond to these feature requests ...
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Where does one draw the line between inspiration and plagiarism? [closed]

Suppose one would like to use in an iOS app only one function from a GPLv3 library that contains a large number of them. One cannot simply link the whole library beacuse otherwise the resulting ...
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How does browsing speed differ in native apps, web apps, and websites?

I read an article online which I give the reference to below which compare between Native apps and web apps, in addition to standard website. It seems from that article that native apps are faster ...
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What is the best approach for deploying apps to companies

What is the best approach for the following scenario: 1) A publicly available app (available in app stores) which is used by end users to make use of services offered by multiple companies. 2) These ...
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If I send an IPA over TestFlight, can it be used to deploy to the app store?

I am currently working for a small startup. I was previously under contract, now I am working for equity (no pay). The thing is, there is not yet a signed agreement in place as the details are being ...
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Could applications build in Xamarin possibly be banned from App Store by Apple? [closed]

Consider having restricted man resources and thinking about using Xamarin Studio for building cross platform application. Will you be afraid of Apple trying to ban all applications NOT developed by ...
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Can I create and publish an iPhone app by building it in a second hand Mac?

I have never published an app to app store. I have a chance to buy an apple mac from someone. Is it possible to use that to publish to app store? What if the first owner was also a developer? If ...
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Choosing between Qt/C++ and .NET/C# [closed]

I have a desktop project I've been working on for a couple months that I want to run on Windows and Mac. When I started the project, I started writing it in Qt 4.8 in C++. Development has gone fine ...
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iOS App Signing and Certificates

In order to sign an application for the Apple App Store, we need to create a certificate by saving a certificate request file from keychain and then upload it to the Apple store. I was wondering, ...
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How to Release to the App Store as an Individual

I've written an iOS app, and I'd like to release it on to the App Store. I'm an individual so it's not being released via a company or anything, just me. Is it typical to just release a free app ...
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Fixed window size app development for Mac OS X

I am developing a rather eye-candy application which is to be released on Mac App Store. Due to its graphics intensive use, it would save a great deal of time on UI end if the app could be released ...
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Are there bots that download new iOS apps without being asked? [closed]

I noticed on the first day my iOS app hit the app store I got a download from Albania and another one from China. The app is only useful to a specific group, all of which are in a certain U.S. city. ...
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Does the windows 8 store only support windows RT?

I'm in a project for creating a game engine and eventually a game, and we need ideas on how to get our game out into the internet. I had an idea with putting it onto the windows 8 store at a low cost(...
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Can I release complementary Windows 8 and WP8 apps on their respective stores?

I am creating a pair of apps, one to run preferably on tablets, but also laptops and PCs, and the other for WP8. These apps are complementary - having one is of no use without the other. I know ...
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Is there any way to get faster app reviews? [closed]

I am trying to build a business around an iPhone app. The app will be our main sales channel, and being able to adapt the sales channel faster than the 9-10 days delay cause by the app review times is ...
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Could Apple and Microsoft allow the GPLv3 on their locked-down devices?

It seems that both Apple and Microsoft prohibit GPLv3-licensed software in the app stores for their locked-down devices (i.e. iOS, Windows Phone and the Metro part of Windows). I have heard various ...
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How to set up a personal Apple developer account now with an eye on transferring app ownership to a company later? [closed]

I have two Mac applications that I wrote for my own personal use, but I'm considering polishing them up and giving selling them on the Mac App Store a try. It seemed very premature to consider what ...
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How can we distribute a client app to other non-US businesses?

I'm working on an app which acts as a client for our web service. We sell this service to businesses, and we want to distribute the app to their employees for free. The app will be customised for ...
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Why was the Java App store discontinued? [closed]

A Java App Store sounds like a cool idea right? Well, I turned to Google and found some remnants of an app store that Oracle had been developing. It looks like it has since been discontinued, but I ...
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Allow app analytics opt-out?

Given that mobile app analytics reporting can cost a customer data traffic that, unlike a web app, use of the mobile app may otherwise not require, should a mobile app provide a user accessible ...
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How can test users access an unpublished iOS app?

I am considering outsourcing the development of an iOS app to various independent developers. I will have have various testers of the app. We all work for separate companies. Some of these testers ...
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Is an app that does nothing but link to a web site functional enough to meet Apple's iOS guidelines? [closed]

I don't hang out on Programmers enough to know whether this question is "ok", so my apologies if not. I tried to make the title obvious so at least it can be closed quickly :-) The question is simple....
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Who should get a developer certificate from Apple if client want their company name to show up in App Store

I am about start my first project with client, However I will work as a consultant. So do I need to get developer certificate and post my client's app in app store? Or I should ask my client to get ...
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How do we set a link to a Paid version of app if we don't have the app in App Store ?

If we don't have the free and the paid apps on the Apple app store yet, how would we program in the free version to link to the paid version because the link is not there yet? Do we have to have a ...
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The model to sell apps on App Store is better with a paid only version?

Rob Napier, the author of iOS 5 Programming Pushing the Limits, mentioned there are several models of selling apps on the App Store: Write an app and sell it Publish a free and a full version Ad ...
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Is BSD-License compatible with Apple AppStores?

I would like to know if it is possible to make an application to be sold on Apple AppStores that is linked (during compilation) to a BSD-licensed library.
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Do I have to remove my app from app store? (Copyright infringement) [closed]

I just got an copyright infringement notice that says my app infringes on the usage policies of the services my app uses. However, this mail does not come directly from the company that runs the ...
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Current iOS version/device statistics?

The answer to this SO question has become stale: iOS version/device statistics - where can I find? because time currency wasn't part of that question, and iOS version updates have been release since ...
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what is exactly an enterprise app store

My idea of an enterprise app store is that there is a page on the company's website where all the apps that that company developed for its employees are listed so they can use them. And access to this ...
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How to tell if an employer has been banned from Apple's App Store? [closed]

I have a potential employer who desperately wants to produce an app, but for some reason they are refusing to get a $99 company dev account, saying the application process would be too difficult and ...
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Estimate of each localization's prospects on Mac App Store [closed]

I write utility programs (converters, compression tools, etc.) with simple UI’s, which I put for sale of for free download on the Mac App Store. I write these programs in English, and usually add a ...
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How can I comply with Open Source licenses, and yet protect my own work + App Store [closed]

I recently developed an application for an organization (and I'm not charging them). I want to maintain total ownership of the source code and there are various Open Source Project that I've used. I ...
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Revenue sharing with customer who is unable to pay development fee [closed]

I have a potential customer who has an idea for an ipad application but is unable to find sufficient fundings for this. One idea that came up is that I do the work either for free or for a minor fee ...
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do I need French export compliance approval to submit an iOS app that uses encryption? [closed]

My company just (5th July 2011) received the following email from Apple: Starting in the first week of July, apps that meet the following criteria are required to comply with French ...
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How often should one update an app with a new version?

I've created my own iPhone app which is presently in the App Store. What is the maximum period that should pass without a new version update? What is the average time span between version releases? I'...
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Is it worth the experience gained by publishing a simple app on the App Store?

Eg. Another stupid Fart app or something of that sort. Not for money or recognition or anything else except maybe the experience you get from it. Are there any caveats one should be a aware of before ...
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Using a different App-ID, what are the consequences?

The company I work for has recently been given an order to improve an App that is previously developed by a different company. They use a bundle identifier like com.theircompany.appname, however, I ...
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How do I give a free copy of my iPhone app? [closed]

I'm just about done writing an iPhone application and submit it to the App Store for approval. I'm going to sell the app for a price, but I'd like to be able to give out a few free copies on occasion,...
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