Tips & Tricks: Application Upload Checklists

By | November 1, 2012

Application Upload ChecklistDear developers,

Today we are giving you a hand, helping you to remember all important details you need to know before you get started uploading an application to any of the app stores.

Below are our handy checklists that figure out for you all the needed information for Windows Phone Store, Apple App Store, Google Play & BlackBerry App World.

Good Luck!

 

 

 

WINDOWS PHONE 7 LAUNCH CHECKLIST

Marketing 

Name

Price

Description (2000 max)

Translation of description in supported languages

Promo text

Keywords (up to 5)

Marketing plan (if possible)

Video link in description (if available)

Visuals

Thumb – 300×300; 96 dpi; .png

Screenshots (up to 8) – 480×800, 96 dpi; .png

Background art: 1000x800px, 96 dpi, .png

Development 

. xap file

Note:

For any location based applications, please include:

Warning for users that we are using their data. This note should have the option to be turned on and off

Privacy Policy on the homescreen and inside the app

Exclude China when using BING maps

 

iOS LAUNCH CHECKLIST

Marketing

Name

Price

Version

Primary category/Secondary category

Description < 4000 bytes

Keywords

Visuals

Thumb – 512 x 512 or 1024 x 1024 (must be without rounded corners); .jpeg, .tif, .tiff, or .png

iPhone Screenshots (up to 5) – 960 x 640, 960 x 600, 640 x 960 or 640 x 920; .jpeg, .jpg, .tif, or .png; high quality

iPad Screenshots (up to 5) – 1024 x 768, 1024 x 748, 768 x 1024, 768 x 1004, 2048 x 1536, 1536 x 2008, 1536 x 2048, 2048 x 1496 or 2048×1536; .jpeg, .jpg, .tif, .tiff, or .png; high quality

Development

. ipa file

 

GOOGLE PLAY LAUNCH CHECKLIST

Marketing

Title (30 max)

Description (4000 max)

Recent Changes  (500 max) – only for updates

Promo Text (80 max)

Price

Promotional video (if any)

Privacy Policy (in future)

Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) (most probably)

Visuals:

Thumb (1) – 512×512; 32 bit; .png, .jpeg; max 1024 KB

Screenshots (8) – 320×480 or 480×800 or 480×854 or 1280×720 or 1280×800; 24 bit; .png, .jpeg

Banner (1) (Feature-graphic) – 1024×500; 24 bit; .png, .jpeg

Banner (1) (Promo-graphic) – 180×120; 24 bit; .png, .jpeg

Development

.apk files

 

BLACKBERRY APP WORLD LAUNCH LIST

Marketing: 

Name (English)

Price

Category

Rating – Applications distributed through BlackBerry App World will be rated one of the following 4 ratings:

  • General [G]
  • Teen [T]
  • Mature [M]
  • Adult [A]

Short Description  (50 max)

Long Description (4000 max)

Keywords (up to 5)

Promotional YouTube video, Facebook & Twitter links

Visuals:

Thumb (1) – 480×480 px; 29.0 Kb; . png

Screenshots (up to 50) – no more than 640×640 pixels each; .gif, .jpg, .png

Prooduct Featured Image (1) – 1920×1186; .png

Development 

.cod (for smartphone apps) and .bar (for PlayBook apps)

Note: .zip format is no longer supported

–Milena

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Tips & Tricks: Application Upload Checklists

  1. Тишотут III

    I can’t stop myself from commenting on BB AppWorld, sorry :)

    Latest version of Vendor Portal introduced few changes:
    - Every app can have dedicated Facebook and Twitter accounts (there are fields for that), plus email and webpage
    - Every app has a rating, that must be defined (Adults, Teen, General, etc.)
    - As addition to description one can add keywords (5 max, 4000 chars long max)

    - “Get it At BlackBerry App World” logo is used for the vendor own site and is not part of the app upload process. Using that logo on your own site increases chances to get a featured slot. The Product Featured image is used by AppWorld when an app is featured in AppWorld carousel

    - Development files are COD (for smartphone apps) and BAR (for PlayBook apps), unfortunately ZIP format is no longer supported

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