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Introduction to iTunes Connect
            Chuck Smith


            360|iDev Conference, San Jose 2009




Tuesday, March...
Sign up for iPhone dev program

                 http://developer.apple.com/iphone/
                 Free Registration
   ...
Apply for iPhone Developer Program

                 http://developer.apple.com/iphone/program/
                 $99 Stand...
Bureaucratic stuff

                 Sign contract to sell apps with Apple (paid apps only)
                         Apple...
Prepare graphics

                 57x57 png - home screen icon
                 512x512 jpg - large home screen icon for ...
Application for upload
                 App Website URL
                 Support Website URL
                 Support Emai...
App Overview

                 Name, Description, Category
                 Version Number
                 SKU Number (Un...
Wait for Apple to approve app


                 Average 1 week
                 As fast as 48 hours, as long as 2 months
...
Promo codes

                 50 codes
                 Expire in 4 weeks if not redeemed
                 Non-commercial ...
Sales/Trend Reports


                 Types: Monthly free, Weekly, Daily
                 Purged regularly! (7 days for D...
Financial Reports

                 Appear once per month
                 One for each sales region:
                    ...
Alternatives to iTunes Connect

                 Desktop-based: AppViz ($29.95)
                 http://www.ideaswarm.com/...
Questions?

                         chuck@chucksmith.de



Tuesday, March 3, 2009
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Intro To I Tunes Connect

  1. 1. Introduction to iTunes Connect Chuck Smith 360|iDev Conference, San Jose 2009 Tuesday, March 3, 2009
  2. 2. Sign up for iPhone dev program http://developer.apple.com/iphone/ Free Registration Download SDK Access documentation Tuesday, March 3, 2009
  3. 3. Apply for iPhone Developer Program http://developer.apple.com/iphone/program/ $99 Standard, $299 Enterprise Install apps to iPhone/iPod Touch Submit apps to iTunes Store for free or to sell 2 code-level support requests Tuesday, March 3, 2009
  4. 4. Bureaucratic stuff Sign contract to sell apps with Apple (paid apps only) Apple gets 30%, you get 70% Contact info Bank info Tax info Tuesday, March 3, 2009
  5. 5. Prepare graphics 57x57 png - home screen icon 512x512 jpg - large home screen icon for Apple promos 320x480 png - app splash screen Call this file Default.png and it will auto-load as splash screen 1-5 screenshots jpg Tuesday, March 3, 2009
  6. 6. Application for upload App Website URL Support Website URL Support Email Description (in multiple languages) Demo account (if web-based) Zip app Tuesday, March 3, 2009
  7. 7. App Overview Name, Description, Category Version Number SKU Number (Unique Stock Keeping Unit) App/Support URL and Demo Account Tuesday, March 3, 2009
  8. 8. Wait for Apple to approve app Average 1 week As fast as 48 hours, as long as 2 months When approved, set app date to today Tuesday, March 3, 2009
  9. 9. Promo codes 50 codes Expire in 4 weeks if not redeemed Non-commercial use, promo only US-only :( Tuesday, March 3, 2009
  10. 10. Sales/Trend Reports Types: Monthly free, Weekly, Daily Purged regularly! (7 days for Daily, 13 weeks for Weekly) Not accurate, only Financial Reports are official Tuesday, March 3, 2009
  11. 11. Financial Reports Appear once per month One for each sales region: Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, UK, USA, Rest of World if ( sales > US$250 in sales region ) { you get paid; } Tuesday, March 3, 2009
  12. 12. Alternatives to iTunes Connect Desktop-based: AppViz ($29.95) http://www.ideaswarm.com/ Web-based: Heartbeat ($10-$180/month) http://www.heartbeatapp.com/ Web-based: PinchMedia (free!) http://www.pinchmedia.com/ Tuesday, March 3, 2009
  13. 13. Questions? chuck@chucksmith.de Tuesday, March 3, 2009

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