Creating Your Developer Accounts
If you're looking to get an app submitted to the Apple iOS and Google Play stores, we must publish the app using your organisation's developer account. This article will give you a step by step guide covering how to setup your developer accounts.
For app packages without a Branded Native App, you can still benefit from the native experience by using our Native CrowdComms Container app.
Apple: iOS App Store
- If you do not already have a developer account for CrowdComms to submit under, the next thing to determine whether your organisation has a D-U-N-S number, issued by Dun & Bradstreet. A D-U-N-S number is a requirement of Apple during the enrolment process. If you have a D-U-N-S number, you are ready to continue. If you are unsure, you can use this easy look-up tool logging in with an Apple ID. If your organisation does not have a D-U-N-S, you can register for one here - as a note, this can take between 5-10 business days to receive.
Visit https://developer.apple.com/programs/register/ and sign in with the Apple ID you wish to use with the Apple Developer Program.
If you do not have an Apple ID or would prefer to use a new one, click Create Apple ID to set up a new account. You will be returned to this login screen after creating your new Apple ID.
Accept the Apple Developer Agreement
You'll then be redirected to the homescreen of the Developer Centre. You'll need to click the "Join the Apple Developer Program" outlined below and then click the blue Enrol button. Alternatively, you can click here to finalise your enrolment.
On the next page you'll see an overview of the options to register as an Individual or Organisation.
You will be enrolling as an organisation.
Read through this information and click Start Your Enrolment.
- You'll then be asked to select your Entity Type. The options are:
- Nonprofit Organisation
- Accredited Education Institution
- Company / Organisation
- Government Organisation
When selecting Entity Type on creation of an Apple dev account, do not select Individual / Sole Proprietor / Single Person Business as this will not allow you to add a secondary developer account or grant access to a third party.
Instead, select Company / Organisation regardless of it being a single person business. The cost is identical to you, however a Individual / Sole Proprietor / Single Personal Business will not be able to grant access to a third party, which is necessary for us to submit apps on your behalf.
- You'll then be asked to agree to some terms and conditions and complete a form with information about your organisation. You'll then be asked to provide contact information, confirm your Apple ID and select whether you'd like to auto-renew your account.
- The next step will be to process your payment for your annual Developer license. This fee varies based on region.
- Once completed, you'll receive a confirmation email from Apple. Please note that the processing of your developer account is at Apple's discretion and can take between 5-7 business days.
- Once the account has been accepted by Apple, invite CrowdComms to the Developer Centre and iTunes Connect and we'll take the process from there. Instructions for doing this can be read here.
Google: Play Store
- Visit https://play.google.com/apps/publish/ and login with your Google account. If you do not have a Google login or want to join the Google Play Developer program with an email address not
provided by Google, click “More Options” > “Create Account” before proceeding.
- Continue through the registration process that Google outlines for you:
- Check that you agree to the Developer Agreement
- Then click Continue to Payment
- Google has a $25 Developer account fee. Process this payment by following the on-screen prompts.
- Enter your account information and developer account name.