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iOS in Practice by Bear Cahill

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Appendix. The iOS developer program and app distribution

Unlike developing for desktop computers or websites, there are some hoops to jump through for some mobile platforms, including the iPhone. The first requirement is becoming an iOS developer by joining the iOS Developer Program. This gives you access to many resources, including the Provisioning Portal.

The Provisioning Portal is where you set up all of the necessary items to develop and distribute your app. If uploading your app to the App Store is like putting it on a plane, think of the Provisioning Portal as where you buy the ticket, check the bags, and get the boarding pass. It’s a multistep process with input, output, and a purpose.

In this chapter, we’ll look at enrolling in the ...

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