Access to Apple’s iTunes Connect service reopened each day shy of taking the full week planned for the yearly holiday shutdown of the internet site.
The iTunes Connect developer portal came back on line early Wednesday morning, permitting app makers to manage their merchandise a full day earlier than scheduled.
Apple notified developers earlier in December that the service will be shut down for the holidays from Dec. 22 to Dec. 29, and those that attempted to access the website before Wednesday had been met using a common “Sorry We’re Closed” landing page.
iTunes Connect gives developers the tools necessary to manage content material provided via Apple’s App Store like daily and weekly sales trackers, contract management and economic reports.
The site is an integral component of keeping a small business via the App Shop and will be the only way to submit new apps and updates to existing goods.
According to current reports, sales are up across iOS devices with apps tailored for the iPhone alone seeing an 83 percent boost year-to-year as of November.
Christmas Day saw a enormous jump in activations of iOS and Android devices, and represented a 353 percent growth in every day activations when compared to the prior 20 days of December. The 6.8 million Christmas activations set a new one-day record, shattering final year’s very best day by more than 140 percent.