iTunes Connect will be closed for the Holidays
As part of Apple's yearly holiday ritual, they will be closing iTunes Connect starting Saturday, December 21, to Friday, December 27. This means that we will be unable to submit any iOS apps or updates to apps during this time. Here is the official notice from Apple:
iTunes Connect will be temporarily unavailable from Saturday, December 21, to Friday, December 27, 2013.
During that time, iTunes Connect will not be accessible and you will not be able to submit any apps or In-App Purchases. Processing of any Newsstand Atom feeds will be delayed until after December 27. Sales and Trends reports via the Autoingestion tool will be available but may also be delayed.
Also, you should not schedule any pricing changes or apps to go live between those dates. Pricing changes scheduled to take effect in that date range will cause the app to become unavailable for purchase until after December 27. Similarly, apps scheduled to go live during that range will not be released until after December 27.
If you have any additional questions, use the Contact Us module on iTunes Connect.
The App Store team
This will delay your iOS apps a bit, but as soon as iTunes Connect opens we will get those apps out. Google Play is open all year, so no delay on your Android apps and updates.
New Feature Alert! RSS feed URL for last 20 songs played
We have added an RSS feed URL in your Radio Control Panel that you can use to display your station's last 20 songs. You can use this on your website or it can be published in WordPress. We still have the embeddable song playlist widget that displays the last 20 songs in a scrolling fashion with album art, but this RSS feed URL can be used to create a customized playlist display with any RSS reader widget.
You can grab this URL in your Radio Control Panel, under the yellow "Linking & Embedding" tab.
New Feature Alert! Start apps from top menu buttons
You can now target any of your Cirrus™ Player top menu buttons to open the in-player apps. When the listener clicks, the player will automatically launch the player app you've chosen. If you want to feature a particular player app, like on-demand or deals, you can do so with this feature. Have on-demand content you want promoted? Have a certain deal from a local merchant you want promoted? This feature can help.
You can customize the top menu buttons in your Radio Control Panel, under the green "Desktop Player" tab.