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How do I set up an Apple Developer Account for my branded VOMO App?

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 development@vomo.org as a Developer on your account.
  • Enter in the following details for the new user. (See screenshot for specific names and settings). Make sure that you make the Developer a Developer on your account in the Roles section, and click the box to allow Certificates to be used.
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  • 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.