Apple Developer Documentation
Overview. An apps resource represents your app that is currently in development, or available on the App Store through the App Store Connect website. Use the apps resource to manage and maintain your existing apps.. Don't use this API to create new apps; instead, create new apps on the App Store Connect website. To upload builds to App Store Connect you must use Xcode, Transporter, or the
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iMessage Apps and Stickers
(7 days ago) Building Apps for iMessage. Download Xcode. Get the latest version of Xcode, which includes the iOS SDK and the tools you need to build, test, and submit your app to the App Store for iMessage.. Learn about the Messages framework. Find technical details on the Messages framework, which you’ll use to create sticker packs and iMessage apps.. Check the Guidelines.
Categories and Discoverability
(9 days ago) Special Cases. Apps for Kids If you have an app designed for kids ages 11 and under, select the Made for Kids checkbox in App Store Connect and choose an appropriate age band (5 and under, 6–8, or 9–11). Your app must comply with the App Review Guidelines for Kids apps and will go through review to be approved for the Kids category on the App Store.
Building Apps for Kids
(8 days ago) The Kids Category. The Kids category on the App Store is a great way for people to easily find apps specifically designed for children ages 11 and under on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. You’ll place your app in one of three age bands based on its primary audience: 5 and under, 6 to 8, or 9 to 11.
Measuring App Performance
(4 days ago) Measure the daily performance of your apps and in-app purchases on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS. Data is recorded when a customer initiates a transaction on the App Store or in your app. Note that data for iMessage apps and sticker packs is associated with iOS. To learn more, see the following resources: About Sales and Trends
Engaging Users with App Updates
(Just Now) Many successful apps on the App Store have roadmaps that extend beyond the app’s initial launch. Smule, the developer behind the social music apps Sing! Karaoke, AutoRap, and Magic Piano, prototypes major feature updates over several months and …
Volume Purchase and Custom Apps
(8 days ago) Distributing Apps on Apple Business Manager and Apple School Manager. All apps on the App Store are automatically available for volume purchase for the same price in Apple Business Manager and Apple School Manager, which is where businesses and educational institutions download apps for volume distribution. Alternatively, you can offer your apps to educational institutions for a reduced price
User Privacy and Data Use
(4 days ago) Apps on the App Store are held to a high standard for privacy, security, and content because nothing is more important than maintaining users’ trust. In order to submit new apps and app updates, you need to provide information about some of your app’s data collection practices on your product page.
Discovery on the App Store and Mac App Store
(4 days ago) Games and Apps Tabs. The App Store is also the world’s best game store, with dedicated experiences for games and apps that inform and engage customers through recommendations on new releases and updates, videos, top charts, and handpicked collections and categories. Both tabs also feature app preview videos that autoplay with muted audio as customers scroll through the tabs, and selected in
Sign in with Apple Overview
(7 days ago) The fast, easy way to sign in to apps and websites. Sign in with Apple makes it easy for users to sign in to your apps and websites using their Apple ID. Instead of filling out forms, verifying email addresses, and choosing new passwords, they can use Sign in with Apple to …
(2 days ago) Apps with auto-renewable subscriptions can choose from 200 price points across all available currencies and price tiers. You can set the prices you think are appropriate for subscribers in different locations, and you have the flexibility to price your subscriptions at parity if they’re available elsewhere.
Local and Remote Notification Programming Guide: APNs Overview
(7 days ago) APNs is available to apps distributed through the iOS App Store, tvOS App Store, and Mac App Store, as well as to enterprise apps. Your app must be provisioned and code signed to use APNs. If you are developing as part of a team, most of these configuration steps can be performed only by a team agent or administrator.
Design for intelligence: Apps, evolved
(5 days ago) Design for intelligence: Apps, evolved. Intelligence is a core part of building a great modern app. App extensions, Siri suggestions, voice, widgets, App Clips — we've designed all of these features to help make everyday tasks easier for people who use our platforms.
Offering Your Apps for Pre-Order
(9 days ago) Marketing Your Apps. Use your marketing channels, such as your website, mailing list, and social media accounts, to encourage your audience to visit the App Store and pre-order your app. Include a clear call-to-action — for example, Pre-order on the App Store — and provide a direct link to your product page. While your product page shows an expected release date, if there’s a chance that
Transferring Your Apps and Users to
(9 days ago) Migration is the process of moving your apps and its associated users to a recipient team. Both your team and the recipient team must perform certain steps in order to complete the migration process. Note. If your app supports multiple platforms, ungroup the apps before starting the transfer.
Apple Developer Documentation
(9 days ago) Distribute Business Apps. There are also several options for distributing business, customized, or in-house apps as well. For details, see Find the best way to reach your users. If you join the Apple Developer Enterprise Program, see Develop and distribute an enterprise app for enterprise-specific Xcode steps to export your app.
Using the Freemium Business Model
(2 days ago) Apps with subscriptions. Users can access services, such as cloud storage or periodically updated content like newspapers and magazines. Subscription apps offer auto-renewable in-app purchases, and users are charged on a recurring basis. Apps with consumable goods.
App Store Small Business Program
(1 days ago) How it works. The new App Store Small Business Program is designed to accelerate innovation and help propel your small business forward with the next generation of groundbreaking apps on the App Store. It features a reduced commission rate of 15% on paid apps and in-app purchases, so you can invest more resources into your business to continue building quality apps that customers love.
Signing Mac Software with Developer ID
(1 days ago) Prepare for Distribution. A Developer ID certificate lets Gatekeeper verify that you’re a trusted developer when a user opens your app, plug-in, or installer package downloaded from outside the Mac App Store. Software signed with a Developer ID certificate can also take advantage of advanced capabilities such as CloudKit and Apple Push Notifications.
Making the Most of the App Store
(8 days ago) Making the Most of the App Store. The App Store is a safe and trusted place for customers to discover apps, and a great opportunity for developers to deliver apps and services across iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch in 175 regions. Find articles, guidelines, and other resources to help you design incredible apps, reach more users, and grow your business.