There are some steps to take before publishing an app on the Apple App Store, one of the foremost platforms for mobile owners today. Often, the app owning companies have to tackle with small issues later on if they don’t follow the publishing procedures, and this can lead to delays in publishing beyond the planned dates.
After applying for publishing an app on the App Store, it is necessary to wait a bit for Apple to approve the app. At the end of this process, Apple may end up not allowing for publishing of the apps they find to be not appropriate. Here are some steps that are good to follow for a problem free approval process.
Keep your app simple at first
It would be easier to get a simple version of your app that does not cause any troubles to be approved by the Apple. Adding some of the features later can be a better choice, considering the complications that may arise because of them.
Ensure the features are functioning properly
Apple will most likely reject your app from being published if they encounter an error during the approval process of it. Once you fix the problem and resubmit, Apple may reject the appeal if they meet another error. This can lead into an dragged out approval process with each error. Since this would mean a process even longer than normal, it may be a good idea to first ensure that all the errors that may arise are found and fixed before the approval process.
Make sure you follow the rules to the tiniest detail
Correctly learning and following the rules you need to follow for uploading to the Apple App Store will make your publishing process significantly easier. While some of the rules may appear meaningless, it is a good idea to know that each of them has a reason behind them and to plan your approach accordingly.
To be able to distribute the apps on the App Store, you need a distribution certificate and a distributor profile. To this end, you first need to register as an iOS developer. Then, you can follow the directives for creating a new certificate for your app under the “distribution” tab. This is the same process as the one you have followed for creating your developer certificate.
Pricing and availability
Apple works with pricing layers; this way you do not need to define a price for every country. You also can define what countries do you want your app to be used in. You have the chance to change these fields after your app is published on the App Store, therefore you can change the price and regions for the app without updating it.
Some steps are necessary to get your mobile app published on the App Store. Focusing on the Apple criteria during your app’s testing phase may be a good idea in this sense. However, if you don’t have a mobile app yet, you can create your own app in minutes with MobiRoller. Create your MobiRoller account now, and claim your stop in the world of mobile without any delay.