Get Published on Apple – Create an App Store Build

Finish up the Apple app submission process by learning how to create an App Store Build.

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Let’s continue publishing our app to the Apple app store! In this lesson we’re working on Step 4, creating an app store build. To get to this page, go to the To Market tab on the left side, click the IOS tab on the top, and continue on to Step 4.

The first thing we need to do is click on the link supplied by Como at the top of the page, and that will take us to our IOS Provisioning Profiles. Scroll down to the bottom and in the upper right-hand corner click the plus button. Under Distribution, click, App Store, and then Continue. Make sure you have the correct app ID. Click, Continue. Choose the correct certificate. And click, Continue, again.

For the profile name we’ll want to go back to Como. It says right here in the Profile Name field, you want to enter this. So, we’ll copy that, paste it in, and click, Generate. Next, you’ll want to download your provisioning profile. Go back to Como, and Upload File. And that will be a .mobile provision file. So, find that one on your hard drive, upload it, and underneath you have a checkbox that says, “I want my app to be available for iPad as well”. By checking that you want your app to be available for iPad as well, Como will automatically create what’s called a universal application for you. Universal apps are optimized to run as well as they possibly can on both iPhone’s and iPad’s. And it’s a great option if you want the best experience for both types of devices. So, once you’re done with that you want to click, Build.

And other than updating your app, that is the final process for getting your app up in the Apple app store, and available for people to download. So, if you’ve done all the steps you needed to, to get to this point, Congratulations! You just published your first app to the Apple app store.

One final note is that it often takes several days to get through the publishing process for the Apple app store, and at some point you’ll receive an email letting you know that either your app has been published to the store and where to find it or that there are changes that need to be made to your app before it can be published to the store. Again, Congratulations!