Submitting Your App to the App Store
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:
- Getting a distribution certificate
- Obtaining a distribution provisioning profile
- Publishing your app to the App Store
If you have made it this far, you’ve designed, coded, and tested your web app, and you’ve wrapped it in PhoneGap or Titanium for native distribution. As a final step, you’re ready to distribute your app to others by publishing it to the App Store. In this chapter, I show you how to do that.
However, before you submit your app to the App Store, you need to check out the App Store Review Guidelines, which tells you what Apple considers when determining whether or not to approve an app. Sign in with your Apple ID, and then find the guidelines at https://developer.apple.com/appstore/resources/approval/guidelines.html. When you are satisfied that your app meets the guidelines you’re ready to begin the four-step submission process described in this chapter.
NOTE Be sure to read Chapters 19 and 20 before you work through this chapter.
STEP 1: GETTING A DISTRIBUTION CERTIFICATE
iOS apps must be signed by a valid certificate before they can be run on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Similar to what you did when you obtained a developer certificate to develop and install your apps on your own device for testing, you need to get a distribution certificate that is used when building the ...