Apple Asks Mac Devs To Start Submitting Their OS X Lion Apps


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Apple has just emailed registered Mac developers to let them know that they are now accepting apps written for OS X Lion for review by the Mac App Store team.

“OS X Lion, the eighth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system, will soon be available to millions of Mac users around the world. Submit your Lion apps for review now so they can be on the Mac App Store when Lion ships this month,” the message reads.

“Be sure to build, test, and compile your apps using Mac OS X Lion GM Seed and Xcode 4.1 for Lion GM seed prior to uploading your binary to iTunes Connect.”

  • fernando

    just a few more days

  • pangeomedia

    The graphic for the story is larger than the copy for the story. Tech writers don’t get paid by the word any more. They get paid by how many articles they can write per day; apparently the shorter the better.

    John’s promo signature has 79 words. The whole article has only 111 words. Is CoM’s article target length 100 words?

  • Takeo

    The question remains, what would you have written to tell about this news?

    You really took the time to compare signature and article lengths? I hope you didn’t do that in your office-hours… because if so, you’re the one getting paid too much.

  • Chase Hausman

    But can this really be considered “news”?  Hurray!!!  They want people to write apps!!!  They’ve always wanted that.

  • pangeomedia

    The question doesn’t ‘remain’ because a question wasn’t asked in the first place. It was a comment on the article. That’s what Disqus is all about, right?

    111 words for an article? Seriously? And most of that were words provided by Apple, not by the reporter. Tech writing on CoM seems more often to be an effort in copy and paste, and much less ‘journalism.’

    How about some quotes from developers? How long does the approval process take once submitted to Apple? Why does it take that long? What’s the difference between apps that still work fine on Snow Leopard vs. benefits gained by compiling on Lion? What are the benefits gained by compiling apps on Lion?

    I could do more but my comment has already exceeded the length of the original article. It’s not my intent to rag on John Brownlee, but I am concerned that many of today’s higher profile tech rags are more interested in page views than content of substance; quantity vs. quality.

    The most recent articles on CofM consist of a beefy headline, a beefier photo or graphic, and less than half a dozen anemic paragraphs that don’t begin to describe what the headline implies.

  • SulaymanF

    This tells me that Lion may not be released this week. It’s going to take several days to review candidate apps, and I assume they want this Lion-compatible section ready when people install Lion and open the Mac App Store right away. I hope I’m wrong, but this signals to me that maybe we’ll see it posted next week.

  • TheBasicMind

    I would think longer than that Sulayman. :(

    Surely a week isn’t long enough. What in the meantime is going to happen to all the existing apps? Apple must be quite sure Lion is sufficiently backwards compatible there won’t be widespread problems.

  • Dave Dell