18 March 2013
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This article assumes that you have an existing DPS live app on the Apple App Store. In this article, you will learn how to upgrade your existing DPS live app onto Apple App Store.
Note: This guide is intended for publishers who have already created a custom viewer app. If you have not already created a custom viewer app, you should read the Publishing Companion Guide for the iPad instead of this document. The Companion Guide PDF is available for download on the DPS Dashboard. It walks you through the entire process of building custom viewers, including viewers enabled for Newsstand.
You will want to update your existing DPS live app for many reasons:
Updating your DPS app for the Apple App Store requires that you submit a new binary to Apple for approval, including any changes you want to make. This means you need to rebuild your current existing DPS app from inside of the App Builder. Follow the instructions below to rebuild your and edit changes you want to make:
If you find your app to be functioning as expected, now download the updated distribution-viewer.zip and save it to your desktop.
Before you can send a new version or an update to Apple for approval, you need to provide metadata information about your updated app .
Note: This description is customer-facing and will be displayed in the App Store. The moment your new version is approved, the user will see a notification on their device's App Store of an available update, and the description entered above in "What's new in this version" will be displayed.
Here are some example messages for what you might want to write in the description field:
Sending the updated binary file requires an application called Application Loader, which may have already been installed on your machine.
Note: If you encountered an error message "Error - The binary you are sending contains a lower marketing version value than the existing live binary" while sending the binary, please log into your DPS dashboard and Contact Support to resolve this issue.
You will receive an email confirmation from Apple when your app is approved; otherwise, you will receive a rejection email with a reason why and a Resolution Center to walk you through making the required changes.
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