Help. Question on develop iOS application to client.

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by cthesky, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. cthesky, Jan 9, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2013

    cthesky macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2011
    Hi all,

    So far I just develop iOS app under my own developer and iTunes Connect Accounts. Now I need to develop an app for client, I have some questions on this:

    1. How the client know the sales trends and any income earn from their app? So, is the client need sign up a developer and iTunes Connect accounts and I use their account to develop and distribute the app? Or can I use back my own developer account and iTunes Connect to produce this app? which method is more suitable?

    2. This app include In-App Purchase, if use back my iTunes Connect account, I not sure how to set up the bank details for my client... Can I know that is it have any management control in iTunes Connect that allow us to set up bank details and associate it with specific role? means that in my iTunes Connect account, can I create a user account which bind with a specific bank details and client have access to this newly created account? Sorry, if I ask something wrong... This is my first time develop app for client and include IAP...

    3. Normally, is it ask clients to create their own developer and iTunes Connect accounts and set up their own bank details? Then, we use their accounts to produce app? Correct me if I am wrong...

    4. Now, my app is developed in half way already and I just realized this problem... really don't know how... :confused:

    I really need some help from you all. Any comments and suggestions are appreciated. Thanks a lot. :)
  2. KoolStar macrumors demi-god


    Oct 16, 2006
    The norm for creating an app for a client is that they create the dev account and create the signing certs. You can develop the app using their account you then sign and submit using their signer. In most cases you will be made a team member of a team so that you cannot modify their account. You will work with them on creating the proper provisions and then they can sign the final app that needs to be submitted.
  3. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2008
    The customer should have their own account. It's much too complicated any other way.
  4. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    You seem to have correctly concluded that anything other than having the client have the own iOS Developer enrollment is a mess.

    Whether the client submits their apps themselves, or legally authorizes you to do so for them via some contractual working arrangement or other mechanism is separate issue.

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