Questions tagged [developer-program]

WARNING: Almost all code level questions about development are off topic here. See the FAQs for details. The developer program is a service offered by Apple to people that wish to make software or apps to run on Apple OS and hardware.

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Is Apple known to blacklist developers for conduct that takes place outside of official distribution channels?

Let's say I develop an app and sell it in the App Store. I make sure the app complies with all of Apple's policies. But outside the App Store, it's clear from social media that I'm in favor of ...
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How are iOS apps geo-restricted on the Apple App Store? Is this something decided by the developer, or is it decided by Apple?

How are apps geo-restricted on the Apple App Store? Can the developer choose which countries his/her app will be available in when he submits this to the Apple App Store? Or is this something decided ...
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Using authenticator app with Apple Developer Console

Our company has phone numbers associated with our Apple Developer account but we need to switch that to using an authenticator app as it is difficult to rely on team member phones to be available at ...
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Is it possible to distribute a custom app from the Apple Business Manager via a direct link to users who do not have their own Apple Business Manager?

We had an app previously distributed as an private app via the Apple Enterprise Developer Program. This allowed us to put a direct link on an internal page allowing users to directly download the app ...
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Provisioning profile is not an "iOS In House" profile

I am building .ipa my application for distribution. And here is he error I have got: Encountered error while creating the IPA: error: exportArchive: Provisioning profile "xxx.xxx.xxx" is not ...
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Use Apple APIs and Kits on a remote server

I'm trying to make a cross-platform desktop app for MacOS and Windows that needs to do music recognition, so I'd like to use ShazamKit by Apple. By the way, ShazamKit is only available on Apple ...
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Why is Software Update offering RC version of Command Line Tools for Xcode and how do I prevent this in the future?

As of yesterday, I'm seeing a software update notification for Command Line Tools for Xcode version 13.4. I have Xcode and the Command Line Tools for Xcode installed on my machine, but am using Xcode ...
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is iPhone/iPad required for Apple Developer Program?

do I need an iPhone/iPad to make a developer account ? as I getting this message
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SF Symbols 3.0: Use Restrictions

There is an icon I'd like to use, that has Use Restrictions. The warning says: This symbol may not be modified and may only be used to refer to Apple’s Messages app. This is fine, as my app will ...
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Do we need to continue having paid Apple's developer account for keeping the app on App store?

I got an iOS app made for my experiments from a free lancer. He asked me to subscribe to Apple Developer Program and then using the account he uploaded the app on the app store. I paid $98.99 for the ...
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How does one build macOS software without Apple hardware?

Do you have to buy Apple hardware to develop macOS software? I tried to find a way to run a macOS VM or cross-compile to macOS, but hit dead ends. They all seem to involve development environments ...
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Get certificate access as an existing user

Today is my first day at work. I was added to an enterprise developer account with a developer role. However, it looks like I didn't get the certificate access like in this question. How can I get ...
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How to download Xcode 13 if the App Store is not accessible?

My organisation is blocking access to the App Store for security reasons, so I can't download Xcode 13 from there. I looked at https://developer.apple.com/download/all/ but there I only see a bunch of ...
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How to change first name that shows at appstoreconnect.apple.com

When I log into https://appstoreconnect.apple.com, the name that shows up in the top right corner, Mary Doe, is wrong. However, when I click a link to go to a different page within that subdomain like ...
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How do I allocate a keyboard to a specific app

I'm searching for an app or script that would allow me to have two keyboards connected to my Mac. One would be for normal usage and the other one should be allocated to a specific app. I think it ...
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Donations and a webstore in an app. Does it attract a 30% cut still? 2021

We've had an app for many years, and when we developed it, we made all links to donations and our online webstore to be an external link, so that there was no money being transacted in the app. This ...
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Renew apple developer membership after it expires

I had an app on the appstore and a few days ago my membership expired. I want to renew it now, but when I click on the renew membership button, it takes me to the apple website with some sort of ...
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What is the difference between Apple's "Safari Technology Preview" for the public and the Safari beta download for developers?

It is my guess that the Safari Technology Preview (STP) is updated less frequently than the Beta for Developers (BD). I wonder if Apple publishes an explainer on the differences between the two, apart ...
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Having different account on same MacBook for development and personal use?

I have two MacBook's which i are for personal use. I have a personal Apple ID which i use on all my Devices. Now i want to start developing on these MacBook also and i read on the net, that it is ...
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Do I need the Developer Program to sign an app for my own use?

I installed iTerm2 from MacPorts; since it was built from source, it wasn’t notarized. If I want to sign it for my own usage (not distributing any app), do I need to (pay $99 and) join the Developer ...
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AppstoreConnect reports total estimate proceeds in euro

We changed to a new developer account for one of our projects and somehow the payment & finance reports are in USD instead of euro (what was on our old account). How can I see the proceeds in euro ...
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Minimum device requirements to enroll in the Apple Developer Program as an Organisation

What are the minimum device requirements to enroll in the Apple Developer Program as organization? We have an iPhone 6 and a MacBook Pro (mid 2012). The iPhone 6 runs iOS 12.4.9 and the MacBook Pro ...
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Xcode 9 beta 403 forbidden

For an old C++ project compilation test I would need to try the first XCode 9 beta specifically: http://adcdownload.apple.com/WWDC_2017/Xcode_9_beta/Xcode_9_beta.xip However the page returns error &...
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Apple Developer Pay Out Currency

When selling an app or in app purchases in the Apple App Store and having customers paying in USD, EUR, GBP etc, does Apple do the conversion and then pay you in your native currency i.e. for me £GBP ...
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What's the minimum SDK version for new iOS apps?

Is there a page on the Apple website listing the minimum iOS SDK required for new app submissions?
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Can I use Apple's San Francisco font (and other fonts) in my own text editor? [duplicate]

Can I use Apple's fonts in my Atom text editor. This seems to suggest I can't. Can anyone confirm this? I know, of course, Apple has no way of finding out if I do. I just don't want to use it if I'm ...
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Taking payments for in-app products outside of the app using download codes

I have implemented in app payments for special content in my app. I am curious if apple allows us taking payments through outside channels to unlock the same content with say a donwload code, as an ...
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Unable to restore a deleted app from App Store Connect

I had deleted an app for our beta bundle ID from App Store Connect a few months ago. Now I am trying to restore it. But I am getting the following error. Can anyone help me in understanding this or ...
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App not launching in ipad and iPhone

Development gives iOS app(.ipa file) to test. I am able to install the app to iOS devices(iPad 6th generation and iPhone Xr with iOS 13) using iTunes. After installation app is launching, but when i ...
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Apple Developer Program membership

Should I extend Apple Developer Program membership after implementing Apple Pay or it’s no longer needed? UPD: I don’t have any app on the store. I just connected apple pay on website.
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Where is the private forum for the Universal App Quick Start Program / Developer Transition Kit (DTK)?

I've signed up and been accepted to the Universal App Quick Start Program and received my Apple Silicon Developer Transition Kit. One of the featured benefits included in the program is access to a ...
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Do exposure notification apps from different governments communicate?

Do exposure notification apps developed by different governments communicate? The user experience for exposure notifications makes it seem like they are a platform feature, but what I've read on ...
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Demo account for Sign in with Apple for App Store Review?

Does the Apple App Store review process require a demo account for signing in via a "Sign in with Apple" button? For example, if that is the only sign-in method, how would one create a demo ...
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Custom app distribution through Apple Business Manager

How can we distribute custom apps worldwide using redemption codes through Apple Business Manager?
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How to code-sign my python script / package packaged for mac using pyinstaller without using xcode?

I have written a python script and bundled it using the PyInstaller. The executable file inside the dist folder works fine on my Mac. But not on someone else's Mac even if they've set "App Store ...
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Apple Developer Forum links broken after WWDC 2020 forum upgrade

At WWDC 2020, Apple updated their Developer Forums. This has broken links to the old developer forum, such as: https://developer.apple.com/forums/message/335101 The forum link now says: Error - ...
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How can I get e-mailed when the Apple Developer Program License Agreement gets updated?

I get lots of e-mail from Apple about WWDC and other advertisements (hey, we've just added 16 countries to the store), which act as clues that the ADPLA has or is about to update. But nothing explicit....
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Who needs to join the Apple MFi program?

Company X is developing Bluetooth speakers. We outsource our electronic chips from company Y and I'm working on developing a Bluetooth enabled app. Will the app get disapproved by Apple if the ...
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Reset device list on Apple Developer Portal

The limit of registered devices on the Apple Developer Portal has reached 100, and I can see a Reset button on devices list. I am just not sure what this reset button will do. Delete all the devices ...
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Apple Developer Program: Individual vs Organization

I already have an individual apple developer program enrollment but I'm thinking of turning one of my upcoming apps into a full standalone business. It is already incorporated, so it is technically ...
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What is the difference between developer.apple.com and iTunes Connect?

The two sites seem to be related, but I don't understand the conceptual difference between them.
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What happens to a Developer Account when I disable 2-Factor Authentication

The company I work for does not own any apple devices and due to internal reasons not willing to invest in any (Period. Please don't suggest getting an iPhone 5 or similar). I am tasked with the ...
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Is it okay to rely on CocoaPods when deploying an app?

Can I deploy my app to AppStore with 5-10 cocoapods? All pods have MIT licence.
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How do I recover the Apple Developer Account Holder role?

My organization’s account holder left the company. He used a private email address from his private domain when enrolling, so we don’t have how to take control of the email. He is not denying ...
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App Store Promo Codes - What happens if used after a new version is released

App Store Promo Codes - What happens if one is used after a new version is released? For example, if I give out promo codes for app version 1.4. And then I release 1.41. Would the version codes for ...
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Could not access apple developer resource (Certificates, IDs & Profiles)

I joined a paid Apple Developer Enterprise Program last two years with admin access, recently I found I don't have the certificate & provisioning profiles page permissions anymore. The user access ...
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How to update Python which download from official website?

I'm mac user, and I downloaded Python from the offcial website. What if I want to update Python, what should I do? I also installed the Java JDK from offcial website, both of them are .pkg, can ...
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Can I make Xcode app icon with 512x512 icon instead of recommended 1024x1024?

I'm following this tutorial on making icons for a React Native app using Xcode. It recommends using Icon Set Creator to make the set of icons of various sizes for iOS, and Android Asset Studio for ...
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How to deal with "Your Apple ID currently has two-step verification turned on, but two-factor authentication is required." on developer.apple.com?

https://developer.apple.com/apple-id/ Your Apple ID currently has two-step verification turned on, but two-factor authentication is required. After you turn on two-factor authentication, ...
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Is it possible to enroll Apple Developer program without ID verification?

I tried to enroll Apple Developer Program with a different name, and I got an email that I should upload an ID to verify my identity. Is it possible to enroll without ID verification?
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