Where to find app url link in App Store Connect for beta app in the year 2019?

by Lance Samaria   Last Updated August 14, 2019 04:26 AM

Let me start with my is approved for external beta testers.

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I looked for the answer to this question and kept coming across old answers that referenced iTunes Connect and were posted in 2015, 2016, 2017.

This is now 2019 and iTunes Connect has been renamed to App Store Connect and the layout has changed.

When my previous app was in beta, to get the App Store url I would have to go to iTunes Connect > MyApps (select the app I wanted) > App Information > and at the bottom there was a link that said View on App Store. Clicking that link would bring me to a blank page with my not yet live url as the url for my beta app.

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At one time on iTunes Connect there was a More button that brought you there

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The new App Store Connect layout doesn't have the View on App Store at the bottom anymore nor a More button listed in any visible area

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I understand the App Store url link is formatted as follows and I can manually enter in the data myself:

"https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/MY_APP_NAME/idMy_APP_ID?mt=8" // this is what I previously used that worked fine

or

"itms-apps://itunes.apple.com/app/[appName]/[appID]" // I never used this, I found a couple of answers that said this is the new format??? I can't the link in App Store Connect to verify if this is true or not

But this is prone to typographical error. Who's ridiculous idea was it to change/remove/hide the View on App Store link and I now have to go to Stack Overflow to get a link and manually type or c+p this data in which can lead to an incorrect character being entered???

Anyhow where can I find the link to my beta app in App Store Connect in 2019 and presumably in 2020 unless they change it again for no apparent reason?



Answers 2


Short answer: It's only there once the app has at least one live version (= version that got approved by Apple).

I'm not sure why they removed it and you might file a bug report with Apple over here: https://feedbackassistant.apple.com/

The easiest way to construct the link is:

https://apps.apple.com/app/id{{appId}}

App name is optional and can be different for different languages. Same goes for the storefront identifier. (https://apps.apple.com/de/app/id529479190 -> German vs. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id529479190 English (U.S.)

Max
Max
August 13, 2019 11:10 AM

After updating new design of iTunes connect, apple has removed "View on App Store" button option to see your app link.

It's only display when your app is Approved by apple (first time). after it will always visible for that app.

Another option for us until apple will enable that option:

https://apps.apple.com/app/id{{appId}}

Reference: https://help.swiftic.com/hc/en-us/articles/201574352-Add-Your-App-s-Apple-App-Store-URL-to-your-Landing-Page

Nirav Kotecha
Nirav Kotecha
August 13, 2019 11:37 AM

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