Are spent waiting for mobile application marketplaces to process…
Full disclosure, I submitted an app to the WP7 marketplace that had a fairly glaring bug, that I myself never came across. This is all my own fault at the core.
So I noticed today that I have negative ratings piling up due to said bug, and can’t do anything about it because there is a whole submission process that takes a few days to clear. I decide to try to change the metadata to at least tell potential new users that it’s being worked on and how to workaround the issue…but there is a ‘mini-approval’ process for even the metadata change. DOH.
So now I have FIXED said bug, but I can’t submit the actual update to the application (which will take a few days to process) until my METADATA update gets approved!
Honestly, it’s not that big a deal, but I wish there could be more real-time editing of metadata (app description, etc) – but I can also accept that someone has to review it…maybe they could implement some kind of random peer review for pure metadata changes.
Score one for Android, where I can modify both metadata AND deploy new versions of the application INSTANTLY. I have become a spoiled mobile developer due to their instant gratification.