Can I upload to App store?

Discussion in 'App Store Business, Legal and Marketing' started by port565, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I plan to outsource some app development, but I want the apps uploaded to my own account. The only problem is I have a PPC G5 running Leopard (10.5.8). Is there a way for the developer to send me the files necessary to upload the app to my account using the PPC mac? Is there a way to upload the app with a computer running an ineffable operating system? How dangerous would it be to ask someone else to upload the app on my behalf without deleting other apps?

    You may have already inferred that I'm a newbie. I saw the recommendations to triple-check documentations and pay the $99 fee. I'm just wondering if I should invest so much time and money.

    Thank you.
     
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    tekboi

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    I'm a newbie also. But i'm pretty sure that you have to submit the app to apple for approval before it's posted.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can understand their intent at quality control, virus protection, technical security, etc. I guess my main question is whether I'm even able to submit the apps in the first place. I can't currently afford a newer Mac, so I'm just assessing my options.
     
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    tekboi

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    I don't think it matters as long as you have a functional app.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm happy to hear that. Thank you. I'll try it and see what happens. Thanks again.
     
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    TouchMint.com

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    I am pretty sure you need an intel based mac to upload. I always upload through xcode which needs intel based to run.
     
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    Giuly

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    You can't upload anything to the App Store without paying the $99, so, there you go.
    Also, buy a base Mac Mini to replace your G5?
     
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    waterskier2007

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    You should be able to set up a few members in iTunes Connect (the tool you use to set up your apps on the app store). One of those members could be the person you are outsourcing to, and they should be able to upload the app. This would allow you to set up the app details (name, price, schedule, details, etc.) and then have the other person upload the binary. As long as they can create the app in XCode, they should be able to upload it from XCode
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's interesting. I didn't know this option was available. I admit I wondered about outsourcing possibilities and weighed the risk of asking someone else to administer our account. Obviously, I wanted to maintain administrative authority. I'm assuming the uploader would have either a separate account or a sub-account with a separate password.

    I'll probably go this route shortly. It sounds simple and effective. Thank you. All of you are very helpful.
     
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    If you want to upload an app yourself, using your own developer account, and your Mac is too old, there are reportedly services where you can rent a user account on a newer Mac in the cloud, with the latest version of Xcode pre-installed, by the hour IIRC. Access via VNC or Remote Desktop. Then copy off your certificates and keys and clear the keychain when you're done using the remote Mac.
     
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    The uploader would have a separate apple account (apple ID) and you would set them up as a certain role (technical i believe off the top of my head) within itunes connect
     

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