At WWDC in 2017, Apple announced some major changes to how they are managing their App Store. The background is that Apple have been struggling under the weight of millions of apps for years. It’s become harder and harder to find apps in the app store.
Apple has significantly changed the app submission process over the last 6 months which means our clients now have to create their own iOS and Google Play Developer accounts.
Detailed information on the changes to the process and reason why is outlined here.
BEFORE WE GET STARTED:
We need to ensure that we have the correct access to your Apple and Google accounts. If you haven't set this up yet, have a look here for more information.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO NOW?
- App Name
- Head Office ID
- High resolution logo / brand guidelines for Android app development
- Any social media links for app development (i.e. Facebook, Twitter etc.)
- Region(s) for distribution
- Ensure your app development fee has been paid (if applicable)
If you are into design, please feel free to email through a copy of your app icon and splash screen.
Any changes to your store front will automatically update on your app. Please note the you will not be able to change your store name or the screen shots which are used for your app examples. So please ensure you are happy with your design before submitting it.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
It is important to understand the app is a copy of your storefront which is downloadable from both the iOS and Android app stores.
If you would like to see what your app will look like, click here on your store front:
The cost of developing an iOS and Android App is $5000. Please ensure your billing details are updated so this fee can be processed.
HOW LONG DOES THE APP PROCESS TAKE?
Your app will usually take about 4-6 weeks to be processed. Once it is ready, you will be notified.
If you have any queries about your app, please contact your Sales representative or the Implementations Consultant working on your store build.