If you’re one of those who purchased and downloaded iPhone applications over the weekend, you might want to check to see if your brand spanking new application has already been updated.
I did, and found that Cro-Mag Rally, BoxOffice, NetNewsWire, NYTimes, and World News NetWork (AP) were just a few of the applications that have already received bug fixes and updates since the App Store opened for business last Friday.
You can check for updates via iTunes or directly from your iPhone.
From iTunes, click on Applications under Library, then the “Check for Updates” button at the bottom of the main window. (You may need to enable the Applications section using Preferences > General > Show > Applications.)
From your iPhone, just tap the App Store icon, then hit the Updates button located on the far right-hand side of the bottom toolbar.
Do it now. In fact, for the next few weeks I’d recommend doing this check daily.
After all, since they were subject to NDA’s by Apple prior to the launch of the App Store this is the first chance that many developers have had to release their creations into the wild for testing. As such, one can only hope that they’ll be able to quickly stomp the odd bug or two remaining in their creations.
Nothing like paying to be a beta tester…