The Apple Developer Program is what gives you the ability to publish and host you app on the App store for iOS users. Apple requires you, as a business owner to setup your own developer account for your app to be published (Apple's guidelines and policies)
This will allow you to have more control over your app, as the app will exist under your account and it will maintain your business branding on the App Stores.
How to Create an Apple Developer Account
Step 1: Go to Apple's developer website here and create an Apple ID. We recommend creating a separate Apple ID that will be used for your business unless you already have an Apple ID enrolled in the Apple Developer Program.
Go to: https://developer.apple.com/
Then click on "Account" at the top right of the page:
If you don't already have an Apple ID you can create one by clicking the "Create yours now" link
This will take you through the process of creating a new Apple ID which will allow you to login to your Apple Developer account once created.
Once you have created your Apple ID, you will need to enable two-factor authentication on the account. This is a requirement by Apple for all Apple IDs. You can follow the steps in this article here to set up two-factor authentication.
Step 2: Join the Apple Developer Program
Once you have logged into your Apple ID account at https://developer.apple.com/ you will see a link titled "Join the Apple Developer Program"
The will take you to Apple's introduction page to the developer program. Once you are ready click on the "Enroll" button.
This will take you to a page that will tell you about the two different developer account types.
Once you have gone over this information click the "Start your enrollment." button.
Step 3: Selecting developer account type.
On the next page you will be shown the option to choose from two different account types. Note: you will need to choose the "Company/Organization" developer account type to be able to utilize the Taply App Builder.
After you have filled in your email, name, and country and chosen your entity type you will be taken to another page where you will need to enter your contact information.
Enter your contact information and read through the agreement.
Step 4: D-U-N-S Number Process
To create an Apple Developer account as company or organization, you will need to provide a DUNS number.
Step 5: Inviting Taply as a new admin in iTunes.
Once you have created your Apple Developer account as an company/organization you will need to invite Taply as a new admin.
Sign in to https://appstoreconnect.apple.com/ and go to the account section
Once in the account section click the "Users and Access" button
Click the blue "+" button
Here you will see a new window titled "New User". Please enter the following information.
First Name - Taply
Last Name - Admin
Email - [email protected]
Please make sure that the checkbox for "Developer Resources" is checked.
Once this process is completed, the Taply team will get an email and we will start the process.