Setting Up Your Developer Accounts
For any stand-alone apps, Grandstand requires each entity to supply their own Apple and Google Developer Accounts. Here are instructions to set those up and how to grant access to Grandstand staff members:
- 1. REVIEW REQUIREMENTS: The first step is to consult the list of Apple's requirements for a Developer Account. You can view the full list to ENROLLL AS AN ORGANIZATION at https://developer.apple.com/programs/enroll/. Please note that you must enroll as an Organization not as an Individual. The next step will walk you through D-U-N-S Number setup which many businesses do not already have.
- 2. CONFIRM/APPLY FOR D-U-N-S NUMBER: Apple requires a D-U-N-S Number to verify business & educational institutions. If you do not have a D-U-N-S Number you can apply for one at https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/get-a-duns.html. If you don't know if your business or educational institution has a D-U-N-S number you may look it up at https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/lookup.html. If you have a valid D-U-N-S number please proceed to the next stop. If you do not, please apply for one and move to the next step once you have your full D-U-N-S Number. This process can sometimes take multiple days.
- 3. BEGIN ENROLLMENT ON APPLE DEVELOPER SITE: Once you have a D-U-N-S Number you can begin the process of applying for a Developer's License with Apple. You will need a valid Apple ID to create this account. In most cases this is a current Apple ID of a member of your team who also has an iPhone using that Apple ID. Since Apple ID's require Two-Factor Authorization it works best if you use an existing staff member's Apple ID. Two-Factor Authorization is a security step that will send a code to your iPhone when signing in on the web. Once you are ready to begin you can signin at https://developer.apple.com/account/. Please Note that your Developer Name should closely match your App Name or Apple may reject your app. If your App Name will not match your Developer Name please be ready to provide ownership information of the App Name you are using to Apple.
- 4. COMPLETE ENROLLMENT ON APPLE DEVELOPER SITE: Once you have entered your Organization Name, D-U-N-S Number, and paid the $99 fee (free for non-profits) on Apple's Developer Site you will enter a waiting period where Apple will review your application. This process can take anywhere from 3 to 10 days and you will not hear anything from Apple until you are approved or they run into an issue. Any communication from Apple will go to the email you registered with.
- 5. AFTER SUCCESSFUL ENROLLMENT GRANT RIGHTS TO GRANDSTAND: Login to appstoreconnect.apple.com and go to Users and Access.
- Add a new user for First Name: Grandstand, Last Name: Apps, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Select "Admin" from Roles. Then, under Developer Resources, check the box next to "Access to Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles" and hit the "Invite" Button
- 6. COMMUNICATE COMPLETION TO YOUR GRANDSTAND REP: Once you have invited Grandstand to submit apps on your behalf please let your Grandstand representative know that everything is setup. You are now past the hard part and Grandstand will take it from here!
Google Play Setup:
- Go to the Google Play Developer Console at https://play.google.com/apps/publish/signup/ and sign up for an account.
- Read and agree to the Google Play Developer distribution agreement.
- Pay the registration fee for your account.
- Fill out your Google Play Developer Profile.
- Go to Developer Account -> Users & Permissions -> INVITE NEW USER and invite email@example.com. Account permissions role should be Admin (all permissions)