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Learning Mobile App Development: A Hands-on Guide to Building Apps with iOS and Android by Michael Eierman, Jakob Iversen

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iOS App Store Distribution

The Apple App Store provides strong controls over illegal copying of your app. As a developer, unlike in Android, you don’t have to worry about setting up any licensing. However, the built-in copy protection requires other additional work to get your app published. The first step is to set up your Distribution Certificate and Distribution Provisioning Profile (explained in Appendix B, “Installing Xcode and Registering Physical Devices”). The next step is to set up an entry for your app in iTunes Connect (https://itunesconnect.apple.com). You will have to use your developer ID to sign in. iTunes Connect is the website that is used to manage many aspects of your app, including seeing reports on how the app is performing. ...

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