Learn how to set up an Apple Developer Account and invite the VOMO Development Team so we can create your new Branded VOMO App. *VOMO Branded Web + App upgrades only*
Step 1. Get your organization's info together
An Apple device: Apple requires two factor authentication, so you’ll need to make sure that’s available on your machine. Live in an Android/Windows world? You can find an array of affordable refurbished Apple device options online.
An Apple ID: This is your account information with Apple. You may already have an ID, but if you need to create a new one you can do so here.
Your D-U-N-S (Dun & Bradstreet) number: This can take up to two weeks to get— and you can’t apply for a developer account without it. This number is the method by which Apple confirms that you’re with the organization you want to represent in the App Store. Use Apple’s look-up tool to see if your organization already has a D-U-N-S number (you’ll need your Apple ID) or if you need to apply for one. If you need to sign up for a new number, they’ll walk you through it. Note: Accredited Educational Organizations and Government Organizations do not need a D-U-N-S number.
A legal entity status: You must apply for your Apple Developer Account as the legal entity. This means you cannot use a DBA, branch or trade name. There are no exceptions; Apple gives out developer accounts on the entity level only.
Legal binding authority: The person applying for your developer account must have the authority to engage in legal contract with a company.
A website: The organization you’re representing in the App Store must have a public website. You’ll need to provide Apple with the URL. Note: Non-Profit Organizations, Accredited Educational Organizations and Government Organizations do not need a public website to apply for an Apple Developer Account.
Step 2. Complete your account application
Log in: Visit this page, click the “Start Your Enrollment” button at the bottom, and log in to the developer section with your Apple ID.
Accept the agreement: After logging in, you’ll be prompted to accept the Apple Developer Agreement in order to proceed.
- Select your entity type: Pick the description from the dropdown menu that best fits your organization and select “Continue.” Important note: select "Nonprofit Organization" as the entity type.
Step 3. Wait for approval or denial
- Your application is approved: Good job! Now you can log in and give our development team access as a member to your new developer account. (See Step 4 below)
- Your application is denied: While not the norm, this does happen for a few reasons, including when you’ve made an error in entering your details, if Apple needs more information from you, or if your organization already has a developer account on file.
Step 4. Invite the VOMO Development Team
- Visit the App Store Connect in your new developer account to give the VOMO Development Team access to create your new app.
- Click the + button to add another user. You will be adding firstname.lastname@example.org as an "App Manager" on your account.
- Enter in the following details for the new user. (See screenshot for specific names and settings). Make sure that you make our developer (email@example.com) an App Manager on your account in the Roles section, and click the box to allow Certificates to be used.
- Invite the User and the VOMO Development Team will accept the invite and be able to upload your new app to your Apple Developer Account.