In order to publish your Hotel MSSNGR App on the Apple App Store, you'll need to create your own Apple Developer account. We'll lead you through that process in this article.
It will typically take 30-45 minutes to finish the Apple ID account and Apple Developer account creation. However, as Apple will call you by phone to review the information, the whole process can take 1-2 days to finish.
How to set up your Apple Developer account:
The following four steps are necessary to create your own Apple developer account:
If you need help with any step of the setup process, please contact us and we can schedule a call to go over this together.
1. Enable an Apple ID with two-factor authentication with an iOS device
1.1 Register for an Apple ID
You will need:
An Apple iPhone, iPad or macOS device
Name of the person in whose name you want to create the account
Their date of birth
Email address to which you want to connect the account to
❗Please have your email address and Apple device nearby for Apple's two-factor authentication.
1.2 Enable Two-factor Authentication (2FA)
Two-factor Authentication (2FA) is necessary for your account. It adds extra security by sending a code to your registered phone when logging into the Apple Account.
Adding your new Apple ID to a device already registered
Sign out with your old Apple ID out of iCloud at
Settings > iCloud > Sign Out.
Sign in to iCloud on your device with your new Apple ID.
Then proceed as indicated under.
If you're using iOS17 or later:
On your device, go to Settings > [your name] > Sign-In & Security.
Check if Two-Factor Authentication is enabled, if not, proceed:
Tap Turn On Two-Factor Authentication, then tap Continue.
Enter a Trusted phone number (the number you’ll use to receive verification codes), then tap Next.
A verification code is sent to your phone number.
Enter the verification code on your iPhone.
2. Retrieve your DUNS number
The D-U-N-S (Data Universal Numbering System) is a registration number to identify companies and organizations. It is required to enroll in the Apple Developer Program and publish your app.
2.1 Seach for your hotel
Enter the name of the legal entity running your hotel (add filters to the advanced search if you're seeing too many results), and select your legal entity.
2.2 Note down the DUNS number
3. Enroll in the Apple Developer Program
You will need:
Apple ID with 2FA enabled (See step 1)
DUNS number (See step 2)
Name of the person in whose name you want to enroll in the program
Date of birth
Phone number (Apple will call you on this number to verify your application)
Correct company name (If your company name has special characters like "ä", simply replace it with the non-special character "a", do not use "ae", otherwise, Apple's verification process will fail)
Your company's website URL
3.1 Enroll in the Apple Developer Program
Start by accessing the Apple's Developer Program website
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Start Your Enrollment
3.2 Log in
Now log in with the Apple ID you created in Step 1.
On the next page, select the option Continue enrollment on the web.
3.3 Enter your personal data
3.4 Enter your entity type
3.5 Enter your DUNS number
In this step, enter the Legal Entity name exactly as it is given in your registration documents and on the D-U-N-S Website (Step 2). After this, enter the D-U-N-S number.
3.6 Receive the verification call by Apple
Apple will call you after 1-2 days on the phone number you provided to confirm your application.
They will ask a few questions, for example:
Did you request the account?
Are you an employee of your organization?
Do you have the rights from your company to request the enrollment?
What do you need the account for? (= you want to publish an app for your guests).
As soon as this process is finished, you'll receive an email inviting you to add a valid credit card for the annual fee of 99 USD.
4. Grant Hotel MSSNGR access to your Apple App Store account
4.1 Log into your App Store Account
Go to Users and Access.
Add a new user by clicking on the "+" as shown below:
4.2 Grant access
A form will pop up, please add the following data:
First name: Hotel
Last name: MSSNGR
4.3 Enable App Store Connect API access
Click on "Keys"
Click "Request Access"
3. Tick the checkbox to agree to the conditions.
4. Click "Submit".
THAT'S IT! 🚀
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