An Apple Developer Account is required in order to host your branded app in the app store.
Do I really need it?
If you are planning to publish your mobile app to Apple App Store then enrolling on Apple's Developer Account Program is required.
Activating the account and providing us with access to it will allow us to publish your iOS app to the application store, monitor any issues and provide support when needed.
How much does it cost?
Creating and maintaining an Apple Developer Account costs 99$ USD per year, a cost paid directly to Apple.
Can I use the Apple Developer Account of Looksomething.com?
Unfortunately, no. Since 2018, Apple accepts iOS apps that are submitted on the Apple Developer Account of the app’s owner.
What types of Apple Developer Account there are?
There two types of Apple Developer Account, Individual and Organization.
Creating an Apple Developer Account
In case you already own an Apple Developer Account, please move directly to Step #4.
The 4-step process:
Create your Apple ID (if you don’t have one)
Get a D-U-N-S Number for your company
Enrol and pay the fee to Apple
Provide Looksomething.com with access to your account
Now, let’s dive into each one.
#1 Create your Apple ID
Creating an Apple Developer Account requires you to create an Apple ID.
Since the Apple Developer Account is going to be connected with your brand/company, we recommend you to create an Apple ID by using an email address that is owned by your company, and its inbox messages are monitored on a regular basis by you or staff of your company.
To create an Apple ID, you need to visit: https://appleid.apple.com/ and hit “Create your Apple ID”.
If you need assistance in the process, you may find more information here.
#2 Get a D-U-N-S Number for your company
If you already own one, please move to Step #3.
If you are not sure if you have one, or if you lost it, you can use https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/lookup.html.
What is a D-U-N-S Number?
The D‑U‑N‑S Number is a unique nine-digit identifier for businesses, issued by Dun & Bradstreet.
Where do I need it?
In order to be able to enrol on Apple’s Developer Account as an Organization and provide Looksomething.com with access to it, you need to get a D-U-N-S Number. With this unique number, Apple will identify your company’s identity.
How much does it cost?
Getting a D-U-N-S Number is totally free.
How can I get it?
You need to visit https://fedgov.dnb.com/ and start the process of requesting a D-U-N-S number via the Web.
What info do I need to provide?
You will be asked to submit the name, address and contact details of your company.
You will also view companies with similar names to yours. If you find your company listed, you may proceed with the recovery of your existing DUNS Number.
In the 2nd step, you will be asked to submit also some information about your organization such as the legal type of your company, the name of the executive, mailing address, number of employees, annual sales/revenue etc. where applicable.
What if I am the sole proprietor or non-profit company?
You can choose the type that best describes your company’s legal structure in the relevant field.
#3 Enroll and pay the fee to Apple
As soon as you get a D-U-N-S number, visit: https://developer.apple.com/programs/ and click “Enroll”.
scroll down to the bottom, and click “Start your Enrollment”.
log in with the Apple ID account’s credentials, you used in Step 1.
As soon as you logged in, choose to enrol as an Organization.
That’s it, mission accomplished!
#4 Provide Looksomething.com with access to your account
After creating your Apple Developer Account, you will need to provide us with access so that we can publish your iOS app in App Store. Since you have an Organization Account you can follow the next steps.
Log in to your Apple Developer Account and navigate to “People” from the left side of your screen.
Send over an invitation to share access to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide Admin rights to our account.
Then, go to the App Store Connect, and click the blue “+” icon and add us as the admin user of your account.
The first name is “Nikos” and the last name is “Nasiokas”. The email address is email@example.com as shown in the following screenshot.
Important: Please note that you have to send this invitation from both your Apple Developer and your iTunes accounts and make sure Looksomething.com is designated as Admin. This will allow us to gain access to your Apple Developer Account with certain restrictions. You can learn more about Team Roles here.