How to Setup

Your Apple Developer Account

In this tutorial you will set up your Apple Developer Account. Orda will then manage the app deployment process for you.

Why you need to set up your business Apple Developer accounts?

  1. Customers will see your business name in Apple Store for brand awareness.

  2. You will be able to read and respond to reviews and download reports

  3. Apple policies requires your business to have an account to accept mobile payments.

  4. You will be able to promote your app in your area with Apple Ads

What is Your App Store Account?

As an Apple Developer member, you can easily publish your app on the App Store with your Business Account's App Store Connect on the web, iPhone, and iPad. This suite of tools also lets you view sales reports, access app analytics, invite users to build and test your apps and much more.

Step 1. Find or Create DUNS Number


Apple requires your business to have a D-U-N-S® Number. The D-U-N-S Number is a unique nine-digit number that identifies business entities on a location-specific basis. Assigned and maintained by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), the D-U-N-S Number is widely used as a standard business identifier.


If you are in the United States: To find or apply for your DUNS number for free, visit https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/lookup.html

If you are in UK, Australia, or Canada : To find or apply for your DUNS number for free, visit https://developer.apple.com/enroll/duns-lookup/


If you need help with the DUNS number you can call Dun & Bradstreet at 866-705-5711.

Once you have a DUNS number, you are ready to continue to the next step of creating your apple developer business account.


Step 2. Make sure you have a business email

Apple requires you to have a valid business email to feature your brand in their marketplace. They do not accept gmail, aol or other non-domain emails. If you do not have a business email, follow this email setup guide.

Step 3. Create Your Apple Developer Business Account

To create your Apple Developer account you must have a DUNS number. if you don't have a DUNS number see Step1 above.

  1. Go to https://developer.apple.com/programs/enroll/

  2. Click “Start Your Enrollment."

  3. Sign in with your private Apple ID.

Don't have an Apple ID yet?

If you don’t already have an Apple ID, create one by clicking the “Create yours now” link next to “Don’t have an Apple ID?”

You will need to have two-factor authentication enabled for you Apple Account in order to enroll in the Apple Developer Program. See Apple's step by step tutorial for two-factor authentication (2FA). You will need an Apple device to enable two-factor authentication, otherwise you will need to contact Apple in order to set up two-factor authentication.

Clicking this button will take you to the Apple Developer Program information page. You need to click on the enroll button.

You should be taken to another page which requires you to click another button to start your enrollment process.

Enter your email address. Apple requires a valid business email. If you have a website domain but not a business email, you can use this free service to forward domain emails to gmail - https://improvmx.com/

Enter your name and country location.


Select Company/Organization as account type. Make sure you selected Company/Organization type since this is required to deploy your app.


You will need to provide your DUNS number that you got from Step #1. Once you have a DUNS number, you can provide it to Apple to continue enrollment.


Enter your contact information.

Follow the instructions to agree with Apple developer agreement. Then check the checkbox and click Continue.

Verify your account information then click “Continue”.

Select Automatic Renewal for your annual Apple developer fee. Then select Purchase. Follow the instructions to place the order. Fill in your billing information then click Continue.

Fill out the rest of the information on the remaining screens. In around 24 hours, Apple should send you an email confirming that your Apple Developer Account has been created successfully.


Step 4. Invite Orda to your Apple Account

In order for Orda to publish apps to your Apple Developer account, you will need to invite our organization to participate on your team.

  1. Go to https://appstoreconnect.apple.com/access/users

  2. Click the blue + sign.

Fill out the form with the corresponding credentials.

Put Orda as first name, Team as last name, and sales@getorda.com as the email.

Set the role type to Admin. Admin access is necessary for us to create your app.

Click Invite.

Step 5. Request to Generate API Keys

  1. Under Users and Access,

  2. Select the Keys tab.

  3. Click Request Access.

  4. In the popup, agree to the terms and say "Request Access."

That's It! Orda Will Now Deploy Your App

After Orda deploys your app, it may take a couple days or weeks for Apple Store to approve your app.

Apple Support

https://developer.apple.com/contact/

(Account Access, Information, Organization, D-U-N-S Number, Enrollment , Team Management, Users)

Orda Support

https://calendly.com/d/mjyw-xvqv/mobile-app-setup

General questions about your app, mobile app setup

(Optional) Create a Google Play Account

Visit this tutorial if you'd like to create a Google Play account.