Follow-up: Game Center Sandbox Invites
In my previous post I laid out the issues I was having with the Game Center Sandbox sending and accepting game invitations.
In the comments you’ll see a link to an Apple Developer Forum thread with a handful of others who have been experiencing the same issue. I also had Game Center experts review the sample code with the only explanation being a bug with the Sandbox.
As of August 30th all seems to be working again. I’ve confirmed with my own code.
For a company that prides its self on things that “just work”, this is unacceptable. I’ve had to delay my app development 6 weeks for a service that I have no control over. Any other service provider would have been forced to at least publicly acknowledge the issue. Others would have been run out of business by developers moving to other solutions.
Perhaps this puts into perspective how Apple feels about the viability of Game Center.