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Version: v19 R8 BETA

Create App Store record

OBJECTIVES

  • Create an App ID on your Developer Account
  • Create your app in App Store Connect

PREREQUISITES

STEP 1. Create an App ID

What is an App ID ?

An App ID is a two-part string used to identify one or more apps from a single development team. The string consists of a Team ID and a Bundle ID, with a period (.) separating the two parts (ex: TeamID.BundleID).

NOTE

  • If you have chosen an Apple Developer Account as an individual, your account is available immediately and you can create your App ID.
  • If you have chosen an Apple Developer Account as an organization, you must wait for Apple validation to create your App ID.

To create your App ID, go to your developer account and select Certificates, IDs & Profile

  • Click the + sign next to Register iOS App IDs to add a new App ID.

  • Define your app's Name and Bundle ID.

App ID

  • Define the App Services to include in your app

App Services

  • Confirm your App ID by clicking Register.

Confirm App ID

STEP 2. Sign in to App Store Connect

App Store Connect

STEP 3. Create a new iOS App

Click the + sign in the top left corner to create a new iOS App.

Create a new iOS App

Add the following information:

  • Platforms: Select iOS.
  • Name: The name of your app.
  • Primary language: The main language for your app.
  • Bundle ID: Select your App Bundle ID from the dropdown list.
  • SKU: A unique ID for your app (this stays private and is not seen by users)
  • Limit User Access (optional): Allows you to limit access to your app to users with App Manager, Developer, Marketer, or Sales roles.

Change BundleID

NOTE

If your Bundle ID is not available, it may already be used by another app in the App Store. You'll need to change yours in your Xcode project.

STEP 4. App information

From App Store Connect > App Information:

  • Define your app's Privacy Policy URL (optional).
  • Enter a subtitle for your app. This will appear below your app's name throughout the App Store in iOS 11.
  • Select a primary and secondary (optional) category for your app to appear in.

App information

STEP 5. Pricing and Availability

This is where you define the price for your app.

TIPS

You can define limited-time discounts by specifying start and end dates.

STEP 6. Prepare for Submission

Add all of the assets for your app to appear in the App Store in Version Information:

TIPS

You can generate all of your screenshots in Simulator (File > New Screen Shot).

Prepare for Submission

  • Add your app screenshots. Screenshots for the iPhone 5.5" Super Retina Display and iPad 12.9" Retina Display are mandatory. For more details, see Screenshot specifications.

  • Scroll down and define the Keywords and complete the Description (this is what users will see in the App Store).

  • You can share updates about your app, including new promotions or in-app purchases, upcoming features or content, limited- time sales, or other events within your app in also add a Promotional Text that will appear above your description on the App Store (for customers with devices running iOS 11 or later).

  • Enter a Support URL that includes support information for your app. This URL will be visible on the App Store.

  • Marketing URL is optional. This can direct users to a marketing website for your app.

In the iOS App section:

iOS App section

Locate your build versions in Build.

  • In General App Information area, enter the Copyright, Version, and Trade Representative Contact Information for your app.
  • Your app icon is included in the generated 4D for iOS project.
  • Rating is a required property used by the App Store's parental controls. Click Edit and select the appropriate age category for your app.

The App Review Information and Version Release sections include information required by the App Store. The information provided here will not be seen by users.

App Review Information

  • App Review Information: Confidential contact and security information.
  • Version Release: Specifies an automatic or manual publication.
  • Finally, click Save.