Things tend to get a bit crazy when wrapping up a product and getting it submitted to the App Store. Sometimes, even though an app is totally done we are left waiting on something simple that holds up the whole process. Here is a list of things that need to be created and tested when we hit the tail end of a project.
The App Store Submission Checklist
the following are things Apple needs/requests
(none of the following images should have any transparency)
- 4.7 Inch Screenshots
(pixel dimensions: 1334 x 750)
- 5.5 inch Screenshots
(pixel dimensions: 1080 x 1920)
- 4 inch Screenshots
(pixel dimensions: 640 x 1136)
- 3.5 inch Screenshots
(pixel dimensions: 640 x 960)
- iPad Screenshots (if applicable)
(pixel dimensions: 2048 x 1536)
- App Description
- Support URL
- Marketing URL
- App Icon (Pixel dimension: 1024x1024)
- Pick two (2) of these categories
(will need a seperate subselection if its a game)
Food & Drink
Health & Fitness
Photo & Video
- Demo Account
username + password
- Notes to Apple Tester
Other Helpful ToDos
These are things to make sure happen but quite often fall through the cracks towards the finish line:
- Make sure the "forgot password" functionality works
- Test the experience a user has FOR THE FIRST TIME THEY LOG INTO THE APP. It is incredibly important to do this and easy to forget about because everyone has been testing with users logged in already.
- Landing Page for the app
- Emails from server and push notifications on production builds
- In the app, final launch images and Icons
(launch images, same size as screenshots above, icons 58x58, 80x80, 120x120, iPad 152x152)
- Zero Case Test (What happens when any return happens and you get 0 results?)
Time to submit to the apple app store!
We use this as our own internal app store submission checklist so we're hoping some other app developers find it helpful as well!
Tony Scherba is a President | Founding Partner at Yeti. Tony has been developing software since high school and has worked on digital products for global brands such as Google, MIT, Qualcomm, Hershey’s, Britney Spears and Harmon/Kardon. Tony’s writing about innovation and technology has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post and Inc. At Yeti, Tony works on strategy, product design and day to day operations, hopping in and working with the development teams when needed. Follow Tony on Twitter.