Things to know before you start!

The Apple Developer Account allows you to publish your app on the App Store for iOS users. Apple requires that you, as a business owner, create your own Apple Developer account and enroll in the Apple Developer program to publish your own app listed under your company's name. 

For more information, please check Apple's Developer Guidelines (section 4.2.6)

Once you have your developer account, your app will be published under your account. You will be able to have full management over your app and easily maintain your business branding on the App Store!

If you already have a personal Apple Developer ID enrolled in the Apple Developer Program, we recommend creating an Apple ID different from the one used for personal purposes.

Basically, there are 5 steps to creating your Apple Developer account:

1. Two Factor Authentication

2. D-U-N-S Number Process

3. Developer Program Enrollment

4. Inviting JCurve as your company Developer.

1. Two Factor Authentication

Apple requires a two-factor authentication to enroll your account into the Apple Developer program for security terms. This is a mandatory process.

You can check out Apple Support Page for more detailed information. The whole process may take a couple of days to complete.

2. D-U-N-S Number Process

There are two likely cases regarding D-U-N-S number. 

1. You have it but don't know what number it is.
2. You don't have it.

If you don't know your D-U-N-S number, you can look for it here. If you learn that you don't have a D-U-N-S number after looking for it, click this link to find out more about how to receive a D-U-N-S number.

*Please keep that in mind that getting a D-U-N-S number will take about one week.

3. Developer Program Enrollment

Now, once you have created your Apple ID and set up two-factor authentication, let's move on to the steps for signing up for the developer program:

A. Go to this link: https://developer.apple.com/programs/enroll/

B. Click "Start Your Enrollment" button to start the enrollment process

C. Sign in using your Apple ID

D. Choose 'Company/Organization' for entity type and continue

* It is very important that you register as Company/Organization because this is the only option that enables JCurve Team to help you with the app launch process and have your app listed under your company's name.

E. Fill out the requested information about your company

F. Enter your D-U-N-S number when requested

G. Fill in the billing information and continue to complete the payment

H. After finishing the payment process, your yearly Apple Developer account is set up. Also, Apple will notify you within 24 hours after activating your account.

4. Invite "JCurve" as a Admin into your account.

A. Sign in to https://appstoreconnect.apple.com/ and go to the account section

B. Select 'Users and Access' in the menu and a blue button with a plus sign will appear on the next page

C. You will see a window named as 'new user'. Please fill it out with the following info:

First Name : JCurve
Last Name : Admin
Email : jay@jcurve.xyz
Roles : Admin

*Make sure the checkbox in the 'Developer Resources' section is checked.

D. After sending your invitation, JCurve Team will get an email. We will accept your invitation and start the process

It is crucial that you add JCurve to your iTunes Connect accounts. Otherwise, we will not be able to submit and publish your app.

USEFUL INFORMATION

An Apple Developer Account has a yearly charge of $99. But you can publish more than one app for your business under that account as long as they comply under Apple's terms & conditions.

*According to Apple, the mentioned price may change at any time and can include taxes.

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