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Step 1: Prepare your Apple developer account

Prepare your developer account

This article will cover steps to prep your developer account for your app submission.

Let’s get started: 

1. Create an App Store listing

Follow the steps below to create a new app in your developer account: 

  1. Platforms: Select the iOS checkbox under Platforms.
  2. Name: Enter the name of your app under the Name field. 
  3. Primary Language: Select the language for your app from the drop-down menu under Primary Language.
  4. Bundle ID: Select the Bundle ID from the drop-down menu. The Bundle ID of your app is generated while creating the App Identifier.
  5.  SKU: Enter the SKU in the text field. You can enter a unique number as an identifier for your app. The number can be arbitrary.

You have now created a new app in your App Store Connect account. You will be directed to the inflight screen where all the information related to your app can be submitted.

2. Prepare for submission

This screen covers important information of your app that will be displayed on your app store listing, whenever the app goes live. Click on the Prepare for Submission button on the left menu. Here, you can submit information that is required for app submission. This is segmented into the following sections:

Version Information 

Submit the following information pertaining to your app version:

  1. iPhone 6.5″ display (Mandatory)
  2. iPhone 5.5″ display (Mandatory)
  3. iPad Pro (3rd Gen) 12.9″display (Optional)
  4. iPad Pro (2nd Gen) 12.9″ display (Optional)
We recommend taking screenshots from your app of screens that display important features, products, blogs or pages.

You are required to submit 4 screenshots each for both iPhone 6.5″ display and iPhone 5.5″ display. The details are as follows:

Apple Watch

Only required for apps supporting Apple Watch. AppMySite currently doesn’t provide support for Apple Watch apps.

Build

A build of your app can be found here as soon as you upload it on your App Store Connect account via the Transporter App. Uploading the app should be done once the developer account is set up. If you have already uploaded your app, select the app build by:

It can take up to 60 minutes for the + sign to appear after uploading your app build.

General App Information

Enter the general information about your mobile app:

Game Center

Enable this toggle for your app to be available in the App Store Game Center and to enable multiplayer.

You can disable this option if you do not have a gaming app.

App Review Information

Submit the following app information for the app review team:

Version Release

The app version can be automatically released right after it has been approved by App Review. You can also manually release it at a later date on the App Store Connect website. You get the following options to schedule your app release.

We recommend going with the “Automatically release this version” option.

3. App information

In your App Store Connect account, navigate to the App Information section from the side menu, under the General category. This section will walk you through the process of submitting more information about your mobile app. This information is used for all platforms of this app. Any changes will be released with your next app version.

Localizable Information

General Information

Additional Information

Finally, click on the Save button in the top-right of the window to save your work. Now proceed to the next section.

4. Pricing and Availability

You can define the pricing and demographic availability of your app in this section. Click on the Pricing and Availability button on the left menu.

The following sections appear on the Pricing and Availability screen:

Price Schedule

Pre Orders

Availability

App Distribution Methods

Select the distribution model for your app on the App Store. The available options are:

Finally, click on the Save button on the top right and save your settings.

The next step is providing more information about your app privacy. Refer to the following guide to learn more about setting up your app’s privacy policy:

Read: Set up App Privacy

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