During development of my app that uses in-app purchases, I had to use itunes connect to create the app name, create my products, and create a test user, but all within a Development Provisioning Profile. Recently I received an email from Apple indicating the following: "You did not upload a binary for your app, XXXXXX, during the 180-day grace period. As a result, the app has been deleted from iTunes Connect. This app cannot be restored, nor can you use the App Name or SKU for any other app under your account in the future." Is it true that I cannot use the same App Name when I create my Distribution Provisioning Profile and identify my App Name?
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I called Apple Support and after explaining my situation in great detail, they granted me a one-time extension. Expecting my app name to be restored in the next few days.
I understand that they're trying to prevent name-squating, but apps being developed with in-app purchases require establishing the name during development and 180 days is not always enough time to complete the app. I read about a few loopholes, like uploading a partially development binary which resets the clock, but I prefer to avoid that route. Instead, next time I'll create a unique name for the app while in development, maybe adding the suffix "dev" or something.
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