Help Submitting Apps
Submitted by Ken Downey on Thursday, September 27, 2012.
iOS & iPadOS
Hey all, I've got some absolutely awesome apps to submit, but I'm having a lot of trouble with iTunes. First, there is the problem of finding the exact app I want. I think I can go to search in one of the menus, but I can't remember which one or how I even pulled the app store up in the first place. Second, I can't get JAWS or NVDA to copy the link to the app store for the IPhone to go on so people can check the app out. How are you getting these links? (Again, I did this once before, but don't have the slightest idea how.) Other tips for app submittal would be helpful too. In the meantime, I want to recommend two apps very highly. One is Monolith Loops, a music creating program, which is--or was made accessible by me anyway, until IOS 6 came along and removed all my labels lol. Still a great program, and if any of you try it and can't figure out the buttons let me know and I'll try to remember. Next is the Build your Tallents app, a Bible trivia game with game center integration. Only problem is, the new testament part has a couple bugs. Still fun though.
I normally perform a Google search on the name of the application, followed by the word "App store." For instance, if I were looking for an app called Songify, I would type "Songify" app store. (The first word is in quotes, and the proceeding words are outside of quotes.) To ensure that I was giving you the right information, I wrote this phrase in the search field, and I discovered that the app store was the first result. When you click on the link, you can navigate to the various pieces of information that the website contains. Tidbits such as the "what's new" notes can be located under individual headings. If they aren't under headings, they should be on the page. I normally include the URL of the address that I found in Google, thus I press F six to access the address bar and copy and paste the link into the box that asks you for the address. Hope this helps.
Hi Ken, I emailed AppleVis about this problem and Michael Hanson gave me a work-around I use all the time when I submit apps. Here's what you do: 1. Go to your favorite search engine and type iTunes app store and then the name of the app you want to submit. For example, if I wanted to submit an app called "How Awesome Are You" I would type "iTunes app store How Awesome Are You." 2. Scroll through your search results and find the one that best meets your description. I typically get a hit within the first couple of links. Check the address to make sure it starts with"itunes." as this will be sure to lead you to the link and description you want. 3. Open the page that best meets your description. This should bring up the iTunes page without launching iTunes. This is a standard webpage so you can use typical JAWS commands and Microsoft commands for cut, copy, paste. 4. After the description, you will find useful information you will need like the catagory the app is in, whether or not it can be used universally, if it is free, the version, etc. 5. There's usually a link to the "Support" page of the app towards the top of this description on this window as well. I open this window first and copy its address into my clipboard, then paste it into the place where it asks for more information on developer on AppleVs in the . App Submission directory box before I enter the iTunes one simply because you won't lose focus on the iTunes store when you go to add the iTunes link. 6. Close the developer support page, leaving the iTunes page up in the background. Then, bring focus back to the iTunes webpage and into the address field, just like when adding the developer information. Copy this link into your clipboard, then paste it into the direct link edit field in the app submission form. And ta da! You have it all done. If you have any questions or want to try it out, submit an app and let me know if you want me to check it. I really like submitting apps this way and find it a real time saver. Thank you to Michael Handson for the idea!
I didn't mention the app support page—thanks for that.
Awesome! Right on! I'll be submitting some apps in the next couple days. Thanks for the help!