Apple comments on two day-long developer center outage

By , Jul 19, 2013

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If you’ve tried logging in to Apple’s dev center over the past few days, but were unsuccessful, you weren’t alone. The portal, which is where the company stores downloads, documentation and other resources for developers, has been down for 48 hours.

This isn’t your typical ‘maintenance’ downtime, as those only usually last a couple of minutes—or at worst, a few hours. And as you can imagine, developers are starting to get frustrated with the service, which Apple charges a $99 subscription fee for…

Apple had remained mum on the outage until this evening, when it posted this note:

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“We’ll be back soon. We apologize that maintenance is taking longer than expected. If your program membership was set to expire during this period, it has been extended and your app will remain on the App Store. If you have any other concerns about your account, please contact us. Thank you for your patience.”

For developers, this couldn’t have happened at a more inconvenient time. Apple released beta versions of its next-generation desktop and mobile operating systems last month, ahead of their fall launches, and developers have been working non-stop to bring their apps up to speed.

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  • David Gitman

    Maybe beta 4 ? :D

    • Matheus Lisboa

      probably Monday o//////

      • Raul Henriquez

        Thursday

      • David Gitman

        apple is always releasing at monday

      • Raul Henriquez

        Apple always keeps the beta’s 2 weeks apart so I think you’re right.

      • David Gitman

        :D

      • Michael Allen

        Incorrect.

  • Guest

    its back online people!!! horray

    • Kevin Guzman

      No it’s not, you damn liar.

  • TheDarxide

    It’s probably related to the gameboyadvance app with its developer web install that they plugged up.

    • mehrab

      Omg i hope not

    • John Sklikas

      No if you can make an app and compile it you can always do this legally. If you were a dev you would know that when packaging an app you can make an ipa file (app file for iOS) and get it installed through a link legally. This is how internal company apps are made.

  • Jasper

    Almost makes me crazy

  • iosPixel

    @iDB Any news on Ayra?

  • Michael Zhang

    Dat Linen.

  • https://www.facebook.com/LP.lyrics.video Ghaith Al Hami

    i hope something good

  • Gabriel Sean Elias

    Hopefully it’s related to beta 4…can’t wait apple! I can’t wait!

  • ProfessorX1®

    Maybe Apple is applying a flat interface to the website?

  • Alan Absalon

    are they cracking down on people downloading betas without UDID approval?