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How to Publish Your App on Apple’s App Store in 2020

By Subodh Dharmwan / December 26, 2019

April 28, 2020
How to Publish Your App on Apple’s App Store in 2020

Once you have completed your app development, you need to publish the app into the iTunes store for the end-user to download and install your app. Here is how to publish your app on apple’s app store in 2020.

Publishing Guidelines: 

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  • You need at least 3 best screenshots of your app to showcase your app in the app store.
  • You need a Description of the app, where you can explain about your application details.
  • You also need an application Keywords, these keywords will be used to search your app in the app store.

Creating App IDs (Bundle Id):

If you set up all the points mentioned, as in the first step then we are done with 15% of the publishing procedure.

  • On left side, there will be some options like: Certificate, Identifiers etc.
  • Click on Identifiers and Click + Button.
  • Now you can select the App IDs and click Continue.
  • As we are going to publish an iOS app, therefore, we will select the iOS Platform.
  • Write description of the app.
  • Write your bundle ID (bundle ID uniquely identifies your app) like: “com.yourappname” and click Continue then click Register.

Certificate Creation:

Now you created your bundle Id for the app. And thereafter, you will need to create certificate and Profile for the app.

  • Click on 1stoption Certificate and press + button.
  • As we are Publishing the app so we will create a Distribution Certificate.
  • So, you will select Apple Distribution and click Continue.
  • Now it will ask for CSR file. For creating CSR file please open the Keychain Access àCertificate Assistance à Click on Request a certificate.
  • Now you can add the CSR file.
  • Create the certificate, download and install it.

Provisioning profile Creation:

We created Bundle ID and certificate, now we will create Profile for the app.

  • Click on Profiles, select + button.
  • Select “App store”, Click Continue.

Now you will select the App id which you created in the first step.

  • Select the certificate which was created in the second step.
  • Click continue and download the profile and install it.

Creating app into iTunes:

90% of the task is now completed. Now we need to check some steps in iTunes.

  • Write a SKU, which can be like (001 your app name)
  • Select the bundle ID which you created in first step.

Submitting Binary for Apple review:

Now we need to send our binary into iTunes for submitting the app for review.

  • Open your project through XCode.
  • Go to “Targets” of the project, click General tab.
  • Put your production bundle id into project.
  • Select your production provisioning profile from “Built Settings” and check the “Signing”.
  • Clean the project using “command + shift + k”.
  • Go to product and Archive the code.
  • Click on Distribute App
  • Select App Store and click next.

It will take some time as per code size so do not panic. After the successful submission of the Binary, you will get a message and after few minutes it will reflect on iTunes’s Builds.

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Once you have completed your app development, you need to publish the app into the iTunes store for the end-user to download and install your app. Here is how to publish your app on apple’s app store in 2020.

Publishing Guidelines: 

AttributeValue
FormatPNG
Color spacesRGB or P3
LayersFlattened with no transparency
ResolutionVaries according to Phone model. See Image Size and Resolution
ShapeSquare with no rounded corners
  • You need at least 3 best screenshots of your app to showcase your app in the app store.
  • You need a Description of the app, where you can explain about your application details.
  • You also need an application Keywords, these keywords will be used to search your app in the app store.

Creating App IDs (Bundle Id):

If you set up all the points mentioned, as in the first step then we are done with 15% of the publishing procedure.

  • On left side, there will be some options like: Certificate, Identifiers etc.
  • Click on Identifiers and Click + Button.
  • Now you can select the App IDs and click Continue.
  • As we are going to publish an iOS app, therefore, we will select the iOS Platform.
  • Write description of the app.
  • Write your bundle ID (bundle ID uniquely identifies your app) like: “com.yourappname” and click Continue then click Register.

Certificate Creation:

Now you created your bundle Id for the app. And thereafter, you will need to create certificate and Profile for the app.

  • Click on 1stoption Certificate and press + button.
  • As we are Publishing the app so we will create a Distribution Certificate.
  • So, you will select Apple Distribution and click Continue.
  • Now it will ask for CSR file. For creating CSR file please open the Keychain Access àCertificate Assistance à Click on Request a certificate.
  • Now you can add the CSR file.
  • Create the certificate, download and install it.

Provisioning profile Creation:

We created Bundle ID and certificate, now we will create Profile for the app.

  • Click on Profiles, select + button.
  • Select “App store”, Click Continue.

Now you will select the App id which you created in the first step.

  • Select the certificate which was created in the second step.
  • Click continue and download the profile and install it.

Creating app into iTunes:

90% of the task is now completed. Now we need to check some steps in iTunes.

  • Write a SKU, which can be like (001 your app name)
  • Select the bundle ID which you created in first step.

Submitting Binary for Apple review:

Now we need to send our binary into iTunes for submitting the app for review.

  • Open your project through XCode.
  • Go to “Targets” of the project, click General tab.
  • Put your production bundle id into project.
  • Select your production provisioning profile from “Built Settings” and check the “Signing”.
  • Clean the project using “command + shift + k”.
  • Go to product and Archive the code.
  • Click on Distribute App
  • Select App Store and click next.

It will take some time as per code size so do not panic. After the successful submission of the Binary, you will get a message and after few minutes it will reflect on iTunes’s Builds.

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