Happy New Year! Here's wishing everybody a prosperous and healthy 2009!
Now, on to the important stuff. We have been having some communication with Apple in the last couple of days so we have learned a few things that we can share with you. First of all, Apple has told us that there are thousands of applications currently in a queue awaiting approval. So we are definitely not the only developers in this boat. The queue ramped up significantly as developers tried to submit their applications before the Christmas holiday. We are hopeful that they are now better staffed after the holidays to work down the queue in a more efficient manner.
Second, due to the large number of applications in the queue, a wait period of over 5 weeks is normal. The original 3-5 week window we were told before held true before the holiday rush. Apple is working through the application reviews as quickly as possible.
We are doing everything we can to "hurry" Apple along. We are utilizing our network and reaching out to Apple contacts wherever possible to bring visibility to the need for our solution and are calling Apple everyday to ask for a status update. As we get more information, we will post them to this blog. Check back periodically for the latest news and make sure you have registered your email on our website so you receive our notification once we're available in the App Store.