This document describes how to use App Store Connect to submit an app for distribution through the App Store.
In order to register your app in App Store Connect, please do as follows:
Select + → New App .
Enter the information about the app on the form that appears as seen below:
|Platforms||Choose a platform for your app.|
|Name||Enter your app’s name as it will appear on the App Store. It can’t be longer than 255 characters.|
|Primary Language||Choose a default language for your app.|
|Bundle ID||Select a Bundle ID which can be an explicit App ID or a wildcard App ID. If it’s a wildcard App ID, you also need to specify a bundle ID suffix. If it’s an explicit App ID, it must exactly match the bundle identifier in your app.|
|Bundle ID Suffix||Once you select a Bundle ID, the input field for Bundle ID Suffix will be displayed. It’s a string that is appended to the bundle ID property if the bundle ID is a wildcard App ID. The bundle ID and bundle ID suffix must form a bundle identifier that exactly matches the bundle identifier in your app.|
|SKU||Enter the code to identify the app. Although the code is up to your decision, it is necessary to create an ID that will identify the app in a unique way.|
Click Create. Then, you will be redirected to the App Information page.
In the App Information page, choose a category for your app and click Save.
Pricing and Availability. In this page, you will need to
configure 3 main points such as price schedule, available areas for
your app and volume purchase program. Then, click Save.
Prepare for Submission. In this page, you will need to
After the configuration, click Save.
In the past, it was not necessary to have a Mac environment for submission. However, since August 2012, a Mac environment has become necessary as the Application Loader is needed to upload the apps to App Store Connect and it is only compatible with Mac.
Fortunately, Monaca offers iOS App Upload feature which allows you to upload your app to App Store Connect right from Monaca IDE without using a Mac.
Alternatively, you can use the Application Loader as described below:
From App Store Connect, download and install Application Uploader.
Open Application Uploader and login with your Apple account.
Deliver Your App and click Choose.
Browse the release build file of your app. Then, the following screen will apear. Click Next to start uploading your app.
Once, the uploading is completed, click Next and Done. It may take sometimes until the app shows up in the App Store Connect.
Once you successfully uploaded your app to App Store Connect, it can be selected to submit to the App Store. Please do as follows:
From App Store Connect, go to
Prepare for Submission. Under
Build section, click +.
Select your build and click Done.
Now that you have completed the necessary configurations, your app is ready to be submitted.
Prepare for Submission.
After you’ve successfully submitted the app, you will need to wait for the review from Apple. Apple will review your app and see if it is eligible or qualified to be in App Store. Usually, it takes two weeks for the review. Therefore, please wait patiently for it.
When your app is accepted by Apple, it will be up in the App Store.