*queue sad bagpipes* Ok, I've killed the iOS version as well.

Note that the way one does this in the current version of iTunes Connect is:

* select the app from the list of apps
* go into "Pricing"
* select which territories to be for sale in
* hit "deselect all"
* save

It will no longer be available for download but it won't disappear from peoples' devices, as I understand.

-- brion

On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 12:14 PM, Dan Garry <dgarry@wikimedia.org> wrote:
I think it's now time to say goodbye to the Commons app. We bid you adieu, Commons app. *wipes tear from eye*

Let's unpublish the app in both the App Store and Google Play.


On 10 September 2014 16:24, Dan Garry <dgarry@wikimedia.org> wrote:

On 10 September 2014 12:02, Erik Moeller <erik@wikimedia.org> wrote:
Sounds good from my end. IMO it'd be great to have a standard way to
do this (handle trademark permissions / branding) in cases of
community-created/maintained tools that are published through the app
stores, since it'll come up again (and did before with the WLM app,
kind of). But we can solve for it in this case if there's actually
someone who wants to take it over.

Howie and I did briefly discuss using this as a testbed for app sunsetting, but we decided against it as the nature of an app (static code on a remote device) makes it difficult to do things like banners announcing the app is being sunset unless you thought of it ahead of time (which wasn't the case for any of our apps).

I think the best bet for us here is to document the process as we go, then see what our pain points were and figure out how the process could be improved in the future.


Dan Garry
Associate Product Manager, Mobile Apps
Wikimedia Foundation

Dan Garry
Associate Product Manager, Mobile Apps
Wikimedia Foundation

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