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      Latest reply on Apr 7, 2020 4:09 PM by arlomedia
      eddieh48 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        I've been successful in creating three Mac OS apps with Catalyst and using the same names of those apps on the iOS app strore. On the fourth try when naming the app I get the message:

         

        The app name you entered is already being used for another app in your account. If you would like to use the name for this app you will need to submit an update to your other app to change the name, or remove it from App Store Connect.

         

        So why was I allowed to use the same name in the first three, but not now??  The bundle ID's are showing up correctly in the New App configuration menu.

         

        Thanks!

        • Re: Catalyst - The app name you entered is already being used for another app in your account.
          arlomedia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

          I just ran into this, too. Any luck on your end? Did you contact App Store Support? Hopefully this is just a temporary glitch as Apple rolls out the Universal Purchase functionality, and not a new requirement to bundle the apps as a universal purchase.

          • Re: Catalyst - The app name you entered is already being used for another app in your account.
            arlomedia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

            I contacted Apple Developer Support, and the representative actually told me to put a space at the end of the name of the Mac app to make it slightly different from the iOS app. Surely that's not an official solution. I've replied three times to clarify whether this is an intentional change on Apple's part, or a temporary bug in App Store Connect, but he won't answer directly. He says the names must be different, which implies this is a new policy, but he won't acknowledge that this was supported two weeks ago or explain why it changed.

             

            FWIW, I released my Mac app with an X at the end, like "App Name X." It's meaningless, but at least it looks intentional, rather than putting a space at the end, which would just look sloppy.