An Apple Developer Account is required in order to host your branded app in the app store.
When do I need it and how much does it cost?
In case your plan (iOS Single App, Bundle Apps & Full Pack) includes the development of an iOS mobile app then you need to enroll to Apple's Developer Account Program so that we can submit your iOS mobile app there. Note that creating and maintaining an Apple Developer Account costs 99$ USD per year, a cost that must be paid directly to Apple.
If you own more than one iOS mobile application of the same type and functionality (e.g. 3 Radio mobile apps) we strongly recommend creating individual Apple Developer Accounts for each one. You may find more information by visiting the 4.2.6 App Store guideline.
Choosing a membership type
There are plenty Apple developer account membership types depending on your needs. Feel free to find more information here.
Individuals or single person businesses can register as Individuals. In that case, your Apple Developer Account name in App Store must be your personal name.
If you want to use your legal entity (company) name as an Apple Developer Account name then you need to register as an Organisation. This involves a longer process than registering as Individual, e.g. providing a D-U-N-S Number (available for free), but enables you to register in the program using your company name.
After creating your Apple Developer Account you will need to provide us with access so that we can submit your iOS app there and prepare it for delivery in App Store. There are 2 different ways to do that depending on your membership type.
In case you have registered as Individual you need to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org providing the following information:
- Apple Developer Account ID (login email)
- Apple Developer Account Password
Alternatively, in case you have registered as Organisation you can send an invitation to share access to email@example.com and provide Admin rights to our account. Please note that you have to send this invitation from both your Apple Developer and your iTunes accounts and make sure Looksomething is designated as Admin. This will allow us to gain access to your Apple Developer Account with certain restrictions. You can learn more about Team Roles here.
Since the 28th of February, two-factor authentication is required for Account Holders of a developer program to sign in to their Apple Developer account. You may read the full announcement at https://developer.apple.com/support/account/authentication/.
In order to set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, you will need an Apple device running on the iOS 9 and later or a Windows PC with iCloud for Windows 5 and iTunes 12.3.3 and later. It will be easier to go through the process if you follow Apple’s guidelines at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204915.
Trusted Phone Number
As soon as two-factor authentication for your Apple ID is activated, you need to designate our phone number as a trusted phone number by visiting http://appleid.apple.com and browsing to the security section. This will allow us to receive Apple’s verification codes by text message each time we want to check your iOS app or update your app. We need to run this process together, on live chat, because in order to add an additional trusted phone number you will need the verification code that will be sent to our device (which expires after 1 minute).