Publishing iOS Apps in App store

App Store is  digital distribution platform by Apple Inc. It is accessible from every iOS device and provide the iOS apps which can be downloaded onto an iOS device. It is the only way to download apps onto iOS device without jailbreaking the device.

Building iOS app with Appmaker.xyz made easy, fast and efficient. It may take only a few minutes to set up your app. After building your iOS app, your app is ready to publish it on the Store.

Apple Developer Account

Ignore this step if you already have an Apple Developer account. To publish iOS apps on App Store, you’ll need to create a Apple Developer account. You need Apple ID to access all Apple services. If you dont have one , create now:

  1. Goto https://appleid.apple.com/#!&page=create to create Apple ID.
  2. Fill up all necessary information.
  3. Click continue.
  4. Verify email address by entering verification code send to your mail.

Register for Developer account

Enrolling in Apple developer program requires you to pay Apple an annual fee of $99. Activation may take up to 2 business days.

  1. Goto https://developer.apple.com/register and log with your Apple ID.
  2.  Accept Apple Developer Agreement.
  3. Click submit button.
  4. Click on Programs & Add-Ons tab.Product add ons
  5. Click on Enroll now button to enroll as an Apple Developer to submit apps to the App Store.
  6. Click on Start Your Enrollment button.
  7. Fill up all necessary information.
  8. Complete purchase by clicking purchase button.

Before Submission

For complete app submission, you require some assets other than ipa file. Be ready with all requirement as follows:

  1. Application Icons
    1. iTunes Artwork: 1024px x 1024px.
    2. iPad/iPad Mini: 72px x 72px and 114px x 114px.
    3. iPhone/iPod Touch: 57px x 57px and 114px x 114px.
  2. At least one screenshot.
  3. Metadata
    1. App name (Max 255 characters).
    2. Version number.
    3. A description.
    4. Keywords.
    5. Support URL
    6. Demo login(only required if there is user login in app)

create application in iTunes Connect

  1. Goto https://itunesconnect.apple.com.
  2. Sign in with you Apple Developer Account.
  3. Click on My Apps.
  4. Click on + button and select New App.itunesConnect
  5.  Check iOS app, fill up App name and choose Primary language.
  6.  Enter Bundle ID, its the package name you provided while creating app (Registered App ID).
  7.  Enter SKU (A unique ID for your app).
  8. Click create.
  9. Add screenshots of your app.
  10. Fill up all necessary information( as mentioned in meta data).
  11. Submit your app as described below(Upload App to iTunes Connect).
  12. Click +  and upload your build.
  13. Select the relevant build.
  14. Click Done.
  15. Fill up App Review Information.
  16. Under Version Release, choose when to release(Automatically or Manually ).
  17. Under pricing , select Availability Date and Price tier.
  18. Click on Submit For Review.
  19. Select Yes or No according to your app.
  20. Click Submit.

Upload App To ITunes Connect

To upload the ipa file downloaded from Appmaker.xyz , you need a Mac computer and the Application Loader installed on your Mac. The ipa file are uploaded to iTunes connect via Application Loader. Follow the steps to upload as given below:

  1. Open the Application Loader.
  2. Sign in with Apple ID and click next.
  3. Click Deliver Your App.
  4. Select the .ipa file to upload and click open.
  5.  Click Next.
  6. Wait till upload complete and green check mark to appear.
  7. Click Done.
  8. Now uploading is complete.

 

When the submission is complete, the app version status changes to Waiting for Review. Usually the App Review may take up-to a week.

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