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Upload iOS App on AppStore

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  • Assemble App Store Information
    • It is very important to collect all of the information you need to submit before you start the process.
    • Like, Screenshots, Name, Description, Keywords, Support URL, Marketing URL, Privacy Policy URL, App Icon, Copyright, Demo Account etc…
  • Create the Bundle Identifier
    • In your browser, navigate to Apple’s Developer Portal.
    • Login
    • Click Identifiers
    • Click the “+” in the top right of the screen
    • Name the App ID the same as your app
    • Make sure the Bundle ID follows the standard naming convention: com.yourcompanyname.yourappname
    • Check any App Services the app needs, click Continue
    • Verify the services are correct, then click Submit
  • Create a Signing Certificate Request
    • Certificate Signing Requests are used to link your computer to your Apple developer account.
    • Open the program called Keychain Access
    • In the top left menu, click Certificate Assistant
    • Click Request a Certificate From a Certificate Authority…
    • User email: Enter your email address
    • Common Name: We recommend using the name of the app
    • CA email is not actually required
    • Check Saved to Disk, click Continue
    • Save the Certificate Signing Request for later
  • Create an App Store Production Certificate
    • Code Signing Certificates are used to link iOS apps to your Apple developer account.
    • In your browser, navigate to Apple’s Developer Portal
    • Click Certificates
    • Click the “+” in the top right of the screen
    • Click the App Store Production
      • Currently named “App Store and Ad Hoc” under Production
    • Click Continue
    • Upload the Certificate Signing Request created earlier
    • Download the Certificate
    • Install the certificate on your computer by double-clicking
    • Keep this file somewhere safe
  • Create a Production Provisioning Profile
    • In your browser, navigate to Apple’s Developer Portal
    • Log in
    • Click Provisioning Profiles
    • Click the “+” in the top right of the screen
    • Click the App Store Distribution option, click Continue
    • Select the Bundle ID created earlier, click Continue
    • Select the Certificate created earlier, click Continue
    • Make sure the Profile Name follows the standard naming convention: App Name App Store Distribution
    • Click Generate
    • Download it
    • Install the provision profile on your computer by double-clicking
    • Keep this file somewhere safe
  • Create a App Store Listing
    • Start in your browser, navigate to iTunes Connect
    • Log in
    • Click My Apps
    • Click the “+” in the top left of the screen
    • Click “New iOS App”
    • Bundle ID: choose the one created on Developer Portal
    • For convenience, make the SKU match the Bundle ID created earlier
    • Click Create to create the first version listing
  • Make The Release Build
    • Start Xcode
    • Open the project or workspace
    • Update the version and build numbers
    • Open Build Settings
    • Make sure All settings is selected
    • Scroll to Code Signing
    • Use the provisioning profile created earlier
    • Use the code signing identity created earlier
    • In the top menu, select Generic iOS Device as the build destination if no actual device is connected
    • Menu, Project, Archive
    • Click Distribute
    • Sign in as your apple developer account
    • Submit to app Store
    • Wait for the confirmation
  • Fill in Version Information
    • Enter all of the information assembled in step 1
    • Select the build you wish to tie to the version (Note: This usually appears 10-15 minutes after sending from Xcode)
    • Fill in pricing information
    • Click Save
    • Fit any errors based on the messages that appear and save changes
  • Submit Version For Review
    • Select the release type
      Manual release – after the app is accepted, a Release button will appear
      Automatic release – as soon as the app is accepted, it will be released
    • Wait for approval
      This process usually takes 2-3 weeks for a new submission
    • If your app was not approved, review the notes in the Resolution Center and make any necessary changes to the app or version information then resubmit
  • Release
    • If you selected Manual release, click Release your app when ready
    • Wait for the green “Ready for Sale” version status (This might take from 1 hour to 1 day after release)
    • Search for your app on the App Store
    • Celebrate!
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