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itunes: upload new app, but the icon in device has not the red "1" - sefiroths - Oct 3, 2012 12:16 AM

if i upload to itunes an updated app (a new version), i expect that, in all device that has installed the app, the icon of the app has a red "1" over the icon, but is not so.
there is a particular process on itunes that make this?
or is automatic? if it is automatic, why my app not show that "1"?
thanks


RE: itunes: upload new app, but the icon in device has not the red "1" - SethWillits - Oct 3, 2012 04:52 PM

It's certainly not under the control of the developer. It happens automatically, but you can also tell iTunes to check for updates, which should display the update immediately. (Though, it may take time to propagate the fact that there is an update.)


RE: itunes: upload new app, but the icon in device has not the red "1" - AnotherJake - Oct 3, 2012 09:35 PM

Just echoing Seth on this that app upgrade behavior/badges on the device are up to Apple and out of our hands as far as I have ever seen.

The only remedy I know of for this is to file a bug report.


RE: itunes: upload new app, but the icon in device has not the red "1" - maximile - Oct 4, 2012 01:33 AM

I think sefiroths is talking about something else.

Some apps use the badge-style push notifications to tell you an update is available. It's not standard behaviour, it's up to you to implement it if you want. (I wouldn't bother; I find them a bit annoying anyway)


RE: itunes: upload new app, but the icon in device has not the red "1" - SethWillits - Oct 4, 2012 10:23 AM

Ohhh. Yeah, I think you're right. Thumbs down on showing that. If every app I had did that, they'd all be at 7 or 8 by now. Please don't. Smile


RE: itunes: upload new app, but the icon in device has not the red "1" - sefiroths - Oct 7, 2012 07:23 AM

nono, i was talking about the standard notification, not push notification.
i updgrade the app uploading new version, but the red "1" over the app icon does not appear...so i thought i forgot something...seem i'll report to apple!
thanks


RE: itunes: upload new app, but the icon in device has not the red "1" - sealfin - Oct 7, 2012 11:13 AM

Are you talking about a badge on the App Store app like this:
[Image: app-store.jpg]

Or are you talking about a badge on your app like this:
[Image: doodlejump.jpg]

If you are talking about the latter, you will have to have you app check if an update is available, and (if necessary) you will have to have your app update the badge like this:

Code:
[UIApplication sharedApplication].applicationIconBadgeNumber = 1;

Also, to echo maximile and SethWillits: please don't do this.



Also, there's what may be a relevant thread on Stack Overflow.


RE: itunes: upload new app, but the icon in device has not the red "1" - sefiroths - Oct 8, 2012 05:42 AM

yes i was talking about the badge on DoodleJump...but i think i will not do this as you suggest...
but the badge on the App Store instead could be a good solution?
is it automatic or i should set something in my app?
i ask because i have read that is automatic here:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5181223/how-to-show-the-badge-of-notification-on-the-app-store-icon-in-iphone
but my app is not triggered in app store icon, or in the list of updates...
thanks


RE: itunes: upload new app, but the icon in device has not the red "1" - sealfin - Oct 8, 2012 12:02 PM

(Oct 8, 2012 05:42 AM)sefiroths Wrote:  but the badge on the App Store instead could be a good solution?
is it automatic or i should set something in my app?

It is automatic (to the best of my knowledge – I haven't yet released an app, or an update to an app, for iOS 6.)

(Oct 8, 2012 05:42 AM)sefiroths Wrote:  i ask because i have read that is automatic [...] but my app is not triggered in app store icon, or in the list of updates...

Are you sure that the update to your app has been approved by Apple? If it has, are you sure that the release date of the update to your app isn't set to be in the future? If it isn't, are you able to view your app (and the correct version number) in iTunes?


RE: itunes: upload new app, but the icon in device has not the red "1" - SethWillits - Oct 8, 2012 12:37 PM

The badge on the App Store app and the number updates displayed on your Mac in iTunes etc is all automatic. iOS automatically tells you when there is an update for any app you have installed.

Do not worry over whether it showed up immediately or not when you released an update. You cannot control it at all; It is not a reflection of you doing something wrong. It will happen on its own or when the user launches and checks for updates explicitly.


RE: itunes: upload new app, but the icon in device has not the red "1" - sefiroths - Oct 9, 2012 01:31 AM

(Oct 8, 2012 12:02 PM)sealfin Wrote:  Are you sure that the update to your app has been approved by Apple?
yes
(Oct 8, 2012 12:02 PM)sealfin Wrote:  If it has, are you sure that the release date of the update to your app isn't set to be in the future?
...i didn' remember what date i put there...
...but perhaps, i have put a release date, but i was late of one week, so i released a month after the date i had put...could be this the error?
(Oct 8, 2012 12:02 PM)sealfin Wrote:  If it isn't, are you able to view your app (and the correct version number) in iTunes?
yes, i downloaded my app and tested after download the new content as i can see new items in in-app purchase, and new character playable

thanks to all