Super Mario Run notifications go out late upsetting some iOS users

Super Mario Run notifications go out late upsetting some iOS users
Before Super Mario Run launched yesterday as an iOS exclusive, Apple offered iPhone and iPad users the opportunity to be notified when the game was ready to be installed. Because of the high interest in the game, it was the perfect time for Apple to test its new "Notify" feature. The "Get" button, normally used to download a game from the App Store, was re-branded with the word "Notify" inside of it. By tapping on that button, those with an iDevice would receive a notification when Super Mario Run was available in the App Store.

Those who took advantage of the new feature were no doubt thinking that the notification would arrive the split-second that the game went live. This would allow them to get a head start on playing the game over those who didn't bother to click on the button. For Apple, it was a way to determine if this new feature was one that iOS owners would use. It would also reveal whether any changes would be required for the future.

As it turned out, the new notification feature apparently failed its test. Many didn't receive a notification until well after the game had been launched. Some didn't receive the alert until after they had downloaded the freemium title and had paid for the game. And while some notifications didn't go out until this morning, more than 24 hours after the game went live, a number of iOS users still haven't received the notification they signed up for.

There could be some valid reasons for the notifications delay. One possibility is that fearing an avalanche of users downloading the game all at once, Apple purposely disseminated the notifications in waves.

We would suggest that if given another opportunity to get notified about the launch of an upcoming new app, iOS users click on Notify. At the same time, until Apple has the system refined, they should continue to check in with the App Store as if they didn't request the alert.


source: @jaredmecham via MacRumors

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7 Comments

1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Seriously? It said the game would be released on the 15th. I received a notification on the 14th. (VIA email) People really gettign mad about something so petty? You fools need to get a life.

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Like what you are doing right now?

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Like you do. I'm actually siding with the fact its stupid to get mad because you didn't get a notification. See how stupid you are? Oh wait I forgot...you scrubs can't even help yourself. Even when people are on your side, you still act like an angry stupid clueless brain dead zombie poor excuse for a moronic hypocritical self-righteous slimball.

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I struck a nerve. Goody me.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Nah...I hate stupidity and purposeful ignorance. Yea, you ahve the perfect screen name...you are sh!t!

3. Unordinary unregistered

The fact that the nimrods are getting mad when they have APP STORE NOTIFCATIONS turned off is just beyond me. Idiots

4. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Is there some sort of worthy reward for being the first to download the game or passing the first levels or completing the game? If not why you mad bruh?

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