Thursday, April 23, 2009

Now What ????

Here we go again! Apple sent us the following letter:
Dear Dave,

Your application Pocket God is requiring unexpected additional time for review. We apologize for the delay, and will update you with further status as soon as we are able.
Thank you for your patience.

Regards,

iPhone Developer Program
This is the time of week we receive "when is the next update coming out?" notes, so hopefully this will answer the question. We don't know and now you know as much as we do! We hope you will sit tight. We just wrapped up my new favorite update "The Tyrannosaurus Strikes Back" but we can't submit it until the next one goes through. And yes, we are aware this will affect sales badly and probably cause further sinkage on the app list!

Mood: Bummed
-A

55 comments:

  1. I can't believe that Apple has been so tough on you guys. Hopefully the delay won't be too long, and hopefully it won't be for something petty.

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  2. Damn Apple, that sucks. At least it wasn't rejected - especially over something trivial this time though right?

    It's always well worth the wait :)

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  3. FIRST! omg you guys should start a petition to steve jobs to have the apple dev team to process ur updates as top priority...since pocket god is one of the most popular games and many users expect its weekly updates!

    u can collect signature to support your petition too!

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  4. Oh man! Do u think its cus pocket god is growing rapidly that it is taking longer and longer to review them? Anyways, keep going with the updates and i cant wait for a new home!! :D

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  5. dang this sucks we have been waiting sence friday noooooooooooooooo apple i usally like u but right now i am ticked at u noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  6. Well, at least they made an effort to email you...

    But what could "unexpected additional time to review" possibly mean?
    Apple better not make the same mistake of delaying it.
    If it does get delayed though, and assuming you would make another combo update, it will be the most anticipated updated and probably one of the best so far!

    Best of luck.

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  7. ya'll going to the world wide developers conference with apple it would be sooooo cool u guys could learn a lot and make pocketgod better

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  8. Apple strikes again, I bet its nice to be on the app review team.

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  9. Ohh well, I guess we gonna have to wait longer :(

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  10. It's probably because the new update is sooo cool that the approvers want to show it to all their mates before they approve it.

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  11. apple really needs to get more manpower on the application review team... week long waits are barely acceptable :/

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  12. Chin up,people,I mean there are more things to life than pocket god................... Oh who am I kidding apple you suck.

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  13. I know its not your guys fault when they update is late...apple should put top apps at the top of their list...or at least hire a few more people

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  14. i agree with Alexander, I am surprised that they actually took those precious minutes of playing the wonderful game to send and email. their noses are probably glued to the iPhone screen:p what else is it anyways that takes so long with that one update? I usually don't use more than five minutes going through everything that is possible doing in Pocket God

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  15. I bet it's cause of the whole "1 Billion App Downloads" thing. Oh, well, at least it wasn't rejected.

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  16. Can't we start a petition?? Pocket God First!!!!

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  17. I've been following Pocket God since Idle Hands, and am a big fan. It's a true shame that Apple seems to be screwing you guys over more and more. But your true fans will certainly understand that these delays in updates are not your fault and will always be anxiously awaiting the next episode!

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  18. Since apple are being retarded u guys should do a combo update with tranasoruas strikes back and return of the pygmy.it would really boost the ratings.

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  19. This SUKS! I can't wait till it comes out! I'm expecting another update mash but no one really knows...=-( Pocketgod rules and again I can't wait!!!!!!!

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  20. Ugh, that really sucks. I was hoping it would be out in time for my trip to San Antonio.
    Ah well, it's not your fault. I guess they just can't handle Pocket God's awesomeness.

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  21. WOW! Bolt Creative u guys rock but right now i HATE apple!

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  22. Did ya'll see the article on MSN about the Baby Shaking app that was pulled.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30354894/

    I'll bet they are being super careful not to let anything through again that might cause a stink for being politically incorrect. Which brings this question to mind.... Are people from tropical island regions insulted by Pocket God? Am I a bad person for being entirely amused? :)

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  23. Does bolt return mesages or not? i love your game though :)

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  24. do you return mesages because i have a few questions
    love your game though :)

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  25. what is the next update gonna be like?

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  26. This is part of a conspiracy. The apple people are sick of of owned everything. So first they sabotage the updates and they keep that stupid flight control app as first which it most definitely is not. I have a friend who has both pg and fc. And he said pg is so much better. Keep up the good wrk.

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  27. THIS SUCK BIG TIME! I was so excited bu t it got DELAYED. DARN YOU APPLE!

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  28. Hey hope the update is out by Friday, that would make day long car ride all worth it! Keep up the GREAT work! Screw you apple.

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  29. DAMNED! That's no fair! NO FAIR AT ALL!

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  30. If the Apple Development team actually sat their respective behinds down & played the game instead of unfairly finding faults with it- they'd enjoy it & stop screwing us over. Somebody should seriously kick their butts & get them moving! I hope they haven't delayed out of pure laziness- or else "somebody gonna get a hurt real bad!"

    Btw: Stick Wars is pure rubbish. I can't believe it topped Pocket god AND Flight Control. These people are such narrow-minded bums. *tsk tsk*

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  31. Why Apple? WHY?!

    i was so excited about this update, then apple delays it. now, PG will sink again in the app list! i was so sure that it was going to be first again when a new home will be released... if i were you guys, combine the tyrannosaurus strikes back and return of the pygmy and postpone the 1.99 price because if you do, you'll sink in the app list....

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  32. This is just stupid. Apple really need to get thier act together. I firmly believe this is one app that makes the iPhone more attractive to people who see us playing it...and what is apple doing? Rejecting/Slowing down updates. At this rate Pocket God will have to suffer. Maybe an update every two weeks might be suitable but with more features per update or something...I don't know! I don't see why Bolt creative have to work around apple when it should be the other way round!

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  33. hey it's my birthday and for an awesome birthday present I was hoping the update would come out. Well this stinks. So much for my birthday if this update doesn't come out. Love your guys work. ;(

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  34. Damn apple they have no idea how pocket god is. They are just trying to keep flight control and stick wars at the top. I'm sure the next update will be well worth the wait

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  35. It seems that this has been happening more to the apps I use (which are too numerous to name). What's going on?

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  36. Hey, it's all becoming clear now.
    I know why apple is delaying the updates (and ever rejected one)!
    Apple is not counting how often the game is PURCHASED but they count how often it is DOWNLOADED! That means, because everybody loves pocketgod AND everybody HAS pocketgod, that a new release would bring millions of downloads. So the app would be sticking at the first place of the top list. They don't want that, so they delay the updates.
    Additionally the app causes terriffic amounts of bandwith for apple (most of it unpayed, because most people already have PG)

    So if I'm right, it's all becaus apple cant't design a proper stats system. It's obvious that they try to slow you guys down (on purpos!) and this is the only thing I could think of as a reason.

    I hope this won't go on forever like this.

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  37. Oh you guys should make an episode called "a day in the life of an islander". In it, you should be able to become an islander and if building and hunting eps come out before that, hunt and build an islander instead of helping them as a god.

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  38. Apple sucks. Why are they so retarded. I think u guys should make an episode "King Kong vs t-Rex" u can make king kong swing out of the tree when the t-Rex is out and they fight but u can have the islanders help trex or king kong. Also, u could make king kong take an islander and he will climb up the tree. When he Is at top u can send planes at him.

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  39. It just seems that Apple doesn't like PocketGod...Do they? O_o
    But anyways, this so mean! I mean is Apple finding new reasons to reject PG? And what the hell is a unexpected additional time for review? That's ridiculous! But still, Bolt Creative Had such a good idea with this app! I wish it was #1 again! :/

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  40. Can you please answer this question that I'm sure a lot of people want to know. Is the update a new home a bigger island than the one we have now?

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  41. Hey on the fient boards a person called tablespoon said he found a glitch or something. It's when you take away the volcano and then ping them really far you can nearly get them to the horizen!!!

    Loving the game STUPID APPLE should let the updates through automaticly!!!!!

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  42. Dear Apple,

    WTF?!?!?!

    Love, Bolt Creative

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  43. Apple you need to get it together and stop screwing with there updates. Anyways could you please make a double update that could easly put you to first!! also in a future upate custimization of the islanders will be sick!

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  44. this is just adding to the excitement
    when i turn my ipod touch on the first thing i do is check for updates...
    i get so excited when i see theres a pocket god update, cmon apple this is ridiculous

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  45. ok so apple approve of a game which involves shaking a crying baby until its dead... and then they say 'we need more time' to review a wonderful game which is popular and intense... and not nearly as offensive as killing a baby... apple need to sort their priorities out.. if my job application goes well at apple.. i'll complain like hell to the man upstairs!

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  46. Shaking a crying baby until it's dead?!!!?!

    What kind if evil, monster app us THAT?! what's the name?!

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  47. appleappleappleappleappleappleappleappleappleappleapple, c'mooooooooooon.... i'm sick of yoy foolin' around with bolt creative...
    my thumb goes directly from the end of 'slide to unlock' to appstore every single time i touch my ipod.. i can't take it anymore...

    btw.. im not the cinda guy that buys so many apps.. most of those i have are free... anyone know wich one (exept PG wich i already have) is worth spending money on?

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  48. Wow Apple,just wow.PG is the best app out there! And btw that baby shaking app got rejected never approved. And back to the subject,I HOPE THIS UPDATE comes out soon:)

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  49. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8015705.stm

    the baby shaker game was removed cos parents and other were very offended... also people paid for that game..

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  50. That sucks, you guys rock though! I can't wait for the T-Rex!!!!!

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  51. Steddnabyn guy above me "doodle jump" is really addicting and it's only 99 cents plus it's in the top 25 paid apps or at least it was on 4/20/09.
    PG rocks•••••••••••••|

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  52. Dude unfair! i want the update sooooooooooooo bad! i look at my iTouch every, like, 5 minutes to see if it is in App Store. my Algebra teacher is soo suspicious, too. that is how much i am willing to try to get one of these updates. PG is the best App i probably will ever download. dont stop makin updates guys! u rule! Apple sux(kinda) for this delay!

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  53. HOLY @$#% NEW HOME IS AWESOME. I love the outhouse. Can u tell us what's in the return of the Pygmy. U guys rock. Can u plz make an ice island with Eskimo islanders. U should make a map screen that has all the islands and u have to rotate the globe/map and click an island to go their.

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