Because of specific guidelines issued by Apple regarding iOS app releases, there are a few extra requirements that must be met for us to develop and publish your branded app. These requirements apply to all businesses and developers who wish to operate on the App Store. We can no longer publish apps for single person businesses and clients without an Apple device. You are also required to enroll for the Apple Developer Account and pay a 99$ annual fee to be able to have a branded app.
Because these changes were issued directly by Apple, Virtuagym had to revise current guidelines and change the processes to be able to keep developing iOS apps for you. More information about new guidelines can be found on Apple’s website https://developer.apple.com/support/enrollment/.
During this process, you will have to invite Virtuagym to manage your accounts through both the Apple Developer website and App Store Connect. This grants us permission to publish the branded mobile app on your behalf.
You will have to go through these steps:
Create an additional Gmail address. Example. VirtuagymCustomApp@gmail.com
Add a team member to your Developer account
Add a team member to your App Store Connect account
Send the invitation to this account and accept it with the created Gmail address. Please note that this link will expire within three hours. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you have completed the above steps.
1. Creating an additional Gmail address
A. Go to Gmail
B. Click Create an account
C. Fill in all necessary information to create the account
2. Adding a Team Member to your Developer Account
A. Log in on the Apple Developer Program website.
B. Go to People
C. Click on Invite People
D. In the "Invite as Admins" field, enter the unique email address you created and click on Invite.
*If you are required to add a name you can use the following:
First Name: VG
Last Name: Developer
This page shows a more detailed explanation on how to add the user:
3. Adding a Team Member to App Store Connect Account
Follow these steps to invite Virtuagym to App Store Connect:
A. Log in to App Store Connect with your business's Apple ID and password.
B. Select Users and Roles.
C. At the top left, click the + button next to "Users."
D. You're now on the "Add App Store Connect User" page. Enter the following details:
- First name: VG
- Last name: Developer
- E-mail: Use the created email address.
- Roles: App Manager
- Click on Invite.
4. Accept the invitations you just sent to the created Gmail address.
A. Log in to the created Gmail account
B. Accept the invitation for the Development team
C. Create an Apple ID for the Gmail address (this is required for us to log in to Apple and is separate from your own Apple account).
D. Accept the invitation to the App Store Connect
E. Once you've done theses steps, send us the Apple ID login information you created using the Gmail address to email@example.com.