jgg jgg - 12 days ago 8
iOS Question

Link to list all apps by a developer in iPhone's App Store

I'm adding links in my game so players can rate and see more games of the same developer.

For rating I'm using

itms-apps://itunes.apple.com/app/idMY_GAME_ID_IN_NUMBERS


and it works properly, opening the App Store straight away.

However, I can't find a link that opens the App Store app in my iPhone and shows a list of all games by the same developer.

I've tried this

http://appstore.com/STUDIO_NAME


and it works, but it opens first the device web browser and then the App Store, I guess because of the http protocol instead of itms-apps. I'd rather going straight to the App Store like the rate link does.

Any idea about how to achieve it?

Answer

For view Application page :

[[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"itms://itunes.apple.com/us/app/APPNAME/idApp?mt=8&uo=4"]];
//APPNAME = Application name, idApp = Application unique id

For view App from the developer

 [[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"itms://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/DEVNAME/idDEVID?uo=4"]];
 DEVNAME = Developer name in small chars, idDEVID = developer id, you can get it from iTunes.

Update 1

If you have your App Id then you can get your developer id like,

https://itunes.apple.com/lookup?id=YourAnyAppID

Run this in web browser, and in response search for artistViewUrl word, this will give you URL, that List all APPs from Same Developer

Just keep in mind that replace http to itms to stop redirection.

May this helps.

HTH, Enjoy Coding!!