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"The appeal of the ?instant publish?, for a developer, is that a bugfix can be pushed out faster. When I originally wrote the previously mentioned post I was writing from the point of view of an Android developer that had never published an application on the Apple Appstore. For the past 18 months I have been working as a ?Mobile Applications Engineer?, which basically means I am responsible for writing and maintaining my companies mobile apps on both iOS and Android. I recently ran into the issue where there was a bug in an iOS app that I had published. The app was technically working? as in it didn?t crash? but one functionality of the application was not working and I failed to catch that in my own testing. The application was approved by Apple and published on a Friday afternoon.

"I did not get any feedback on the application until Monday morning. I turned on my Atrix 2 after waking up and saw 15 emails with reports of a bug in the iOS app. I had no idea what went wrong, and did not have an iOS device at home to test with so I immediately went to work to try and figure out the issue. By the time I arrived at my job I had received at least 10 more emails about the issue. It took me less than 15 minutes to reproduce the issue, 15 minutes to figure out a solution, and another half hour to build test builds and put them on a few devices and verify that the issue was indeed fixed."

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