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Get Started with your Custom Mobile App!

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/.

 

Let's set up your Virtuagym Custom Mobile App! This Article will prove as your step-by-step guide to help guide you through the process. Use it as a checklist and make sure to follow the process from top to bottom.

Step 1. Set up a business email address

Step 2. Register your business as a legal entity

Step 3. Find your D-U-N-S number

Step 4. Create an Apple ID for your business

Step 5. Enroll for the Apple Developer Program

Step 6. Add Virtuagym to your Developer Account

 

Step 1.  Set up a business email address

You'll need a custom email address with your own domain name (e.g., example@companyname.com) in order to sign up for an Apple Developer account; Apple won't accept personal email addresses created through free online services such as Gmail or Outlook.

Step 2. Register your business as a legal entity

Your business must be registered as a corporation, LLC, or another type of legal entity (e.g., GmbH, AG, KG) to enroll in the Apple Developer Program—Apple won't permit sole proprietorships to launch apps through this program.

We know registering as a legal entity is no small task, but due to the sensitive legal nature of these agreements, Virtuagym representatives won't be able to assist with this step. Local laws, and the resulting tax implications can vary significantly depending on where your business is located. For this reason, we strongly recommend reaching out to a qualified legal adviser to discuss the registration requirements in your area.

Step 3. Find your D-U-N-S® number

Your organization must have a D-U-N-S Number so that Apple can verify your organization’s identity and legal entity status. These unique nine-digit numbers are assigned by Dun & Bradstreet and are widely used as standard business identifiers. You can check to see if your organization already has a D-U-N-S Number and request one, if necessary. They are free in most jurisdictions.

To get your D-U-N-S number, follow the steps on this site. On this site you'll be able to check whether you already have a D-U-N-S number or request one:

https://developer.apple.com/support/D-U-N-S/

 

Step 4. Create an Apple ID for your business

Follow this step-by-step walkthrough to guide you through the process!

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Follow this step-by-step walkthrough to guide you through the process!

When enrolling in the Apple Developer program, we recommend creating an Apple ID specifically for your business. This ID should be separate from your personal Apple ID, as Apple will use the linked email address to communicate updates about your app and bill your annual $99 registration fee.

To create a new Apple ID, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Create Your Apple ID page.
  2. Fill out the form using your company email address and complete all required security questions.
  3. Apple will send an email with a six-digit verification code after filling out the form. You will need to enter this code in order to complete registration.

Apple support

Since this is a process that takes place entirely within Apple's ecosystem, our Support team is limited in the help they can provide. If you have any trouble with your Apple ID, we recommend using these resources for assistance:

Click here if you can't remember the email address or password for your Apple ID.

Click here if you need assistance in setting up or managing your Apple ID.

Click here to contact Apple Support—you'll need to log in and select the Apple ID tile.

 

Step 5. Enroll for the Apple Developer Program

Click here to learn more about the steps on how to register with the Apple Developer program.

Step 6. Add Virtuagym to your Developer Account

Click here to access the article with the steps to follow in order to complete this process. 

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