Chapter 14. Submitting Your App to the App Store
WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?
Preparing your Android app
Submitting to the Android Market
Getting iOS Credentials
Submitting to the Apple App Store
You've designed and programmed your app, as well as tested and debugged it. You've got an
.ipa that you've signed with your digital certificate. Now, you're ready to distribute your app to others.
Maybe you've got a great app that will make you the next Bill Gates. Or maybe you just put together an app you want to share with a few people who have interests similar to yours. Whatever the case, your last step is to publish your app to the Android Market or Apple App Store.
PREPARING YOUR ANDROID APP
Before you submit your app to the Android Market or distribute it on the Web, keep the following requirements in mind:
Make sure that you have the following items in your app descriptor XML file:
<android:versionName>attribute in the
<manifest>element of its manifest. The server uses
<android:versionCode>as the basis for identifying the application internally and handling updates, and it displays
<android:versionName>to users as the application's version.
Your application must define both an
android:labelattribute in the
<application>element of its manifest.
Getting a Screenshot
When you submit your app to the Android Market, you're asked to present screenshots. The easiest way to get a screenshot is to do the following:
Connect your Android device ...