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Beginning iOS Programming: Building and Deploying iOS Applications by Nick Harris

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Chapter 12Deploying Your iOS App

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Registering beta devices
  • Creating and deploying ad hoc builds
  • Using iTunes Connect
  • Submitting to the Apple App Store

You have now created a universal iOS application. The next step is to send the app to beta testers and ultimately submit it to Apple for release in the App Store. Both of these processes are complex and highly specific to the application you are developing. They involve using Xcode and the iOS Developer portal as well as using the iTunes Connect portal, so you need to be a registered iOS developer. The iOS Developer program costs $99/year. You can enroll in the iOS Developer program by executing the following steps:

  1. Going to http://developer.apple.com/register.
  2. Signing in with an existing Apple ID or creating a new one.
  3. Selecting either an individual developer account or a company account (you can change an individual account to a company account at any time by contacting Apple and providing additional information).
  4. Entering all the information required and completing the purchase with a valid credit card (you must use a valid credit card to enroll. There are no other payment options).

This chapter walks you only through the steps you would follow to create beta versions of an iOS app as well as the steps you would follow to submit the app to Apple. It is based loosely on the Bands app you created in this book, but the details will be up to you when you create your own app and are ready ...

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