Your Application Is “Ready For Sale”

A Mountain Top Experience

A mountain-top experience, to be sure...

PRAISE THE LORD, I DID IT!  After 6 months of development I finally got my first App, “Time Off”, submitted to Apple and APPROVED!  It all happened last week. I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog, and on Twitter these days, but that’s because I’ve been busy! Busy fine-tuning my app, busy setting up iTunesConnect, busy learning how to prepare an Xcode project for submission.

I submitted my app last Tuesday night. It was such a great feeling to finally see the words “Waiting for Review”.  No matter what happens now, at least I’ve taken that first big step and handed my work over to the critical eye of the app reviewers.  I was planning for the review process to take a week or two, so imagine my joy and surprise when I got an email on Friday afternoon that the app was  now “In Review”.  Ahhh! That means a real person at Apple is putting my work under a microscope right now! Holding my breath, not knowing how long this could take… But then, within a few short hours I got yet another email that said “Your Application is Ready for Sale”.

So my app had only been submitted for 3 days, and only in review for about 6 hours before being accepted! That was WAY quicker than I expected!

Oh man, I can’t tell you how excited I was. I couldn’t help running around the house shouting. It was such a great feeling, like a burden had been lifted. Since it was almost dinner time I took my wonderful wife and son out to dinner to celebrate. My wife Bekah has been a huge encouragement to me through the process, and I can’t thank her enough.

I was so happy that the process went smoothly. But I have to say that a lot of things in iTunesConnect are not obvious. I had to do a lot of prep work to figure out what I needed before officially submitting. I was also afraid of the website timing out in the middle of the process. Seemed a bit short, so I recommend you get all your stuff together first before adding your app. It will make things a little less stressful.

So what now?  Well, the app still isn’t for sale yet. I plan to do some more testing and prepare some marketing. I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me still, but I hope to do the product launch in about 2-3 weeks. Sometime in early February.  If anyone would like to test an ad-hoc version then just let me know!

Thanks to everyone for everything! I’ll keep you posted as the release draws closer.

About Scotty

Jesus follower, family man, and iOS designer/developer.
This entry was posted in Milestones, My First App, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Your Application Is “Ready For Sale”

  1. Justin Bartlett says:

    DUDE!!!!! I am so proud of you buddy! You set for sale to discover new land. You hit some storms, some uncertainty, and a LOT of hard work. But in the end, you rose to the occasion and pumped out your own app! Stellar! Good on you man. High fives all around.

    I wish I had an iPhone so I could be your first customer.

  2. Congrats!!! Welcome to the big Apple community. Please provide the link of you app. I want to buy it and send a great review.

    Hermano Queiroz

  3. Scotty says:

    So kind of you guys, THANKS!

    Hermano, the app wont be for sale for a couple weeks yet, but I’ll get you a promo code for now! Thanks again :)

  4. Rachel Ann says:

    WOOHOO!!! I’m so proud of you, Scotty Man. Once you’re actually selling it I’m gonna put the link on my Facebook and blog. Love you!

  5. Scotty says:

    Haha! Thanks Rachel, I’m sure to sell a million copies with that kind of exposure ;) I’ll let you know!

  6. Mark Smith says:

    Congratulations!!!!!!

  7. Pingback: Why My App Is Still Not For Sale | My Appventure

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>