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iOS - Publication timeframe

There are unavoidable delays to publish an iOS native app to the App Store.
There are several steps before your iOS app is available on the App Store.
In a perfect world, it takes a minimum of 7 days, so never wait until the last moment if you're in a rush.

7 days timeframe is in ideal conditions, but beware, you are the principal actor of this process, it depends very much on you.


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Details of the different steps

GoodBarber review:
GoodBarber reviews all iOS apps before their first submission to the App Store.
This mandatory step maximises all your chances to pass the real review which is the review made by Apple team.

iOS Apple developer account:
To distribute your iOS app on the App Store, you must create an Apple developer account , that follows Apple's guideline 4.2.6 :  this Apple developer account must clearly identify the owner of the app, for instance you can't use an individual Apple developer account if your app is a company app.

Compilation of your iOS app:
You are notified by email when your iOS app has been generated (compiled/built).
When GoodBarber takes care of the submission to the App store for you, you are notified in the support interface.
When following the iOS process, make sure to provide us the right UDID of your iPhone to be able to test your iOS app on your Apple's device.

Submission of your iOS app to the App Store:
Once your iOS app is generated, you must test it on your iOS device.
Our team is waiting for your request to submit your app to the App Store.

App Store review:
Apples reviews all apps and app updates submitted to the App Store: https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/
Once your app has been reviewed, its status will be updated in the My Apps section of App Store Connect and you will be notified by Apple.


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First iOS submission to the App Store - Average timeframe

The steps below are all mandatory, to be able to move on the the next step, the previous one must be passed successfully.

1. GoodBarber Review
: GoodBarber sends you an answer in the support within 24 hours* 24 hours following your request.
When your app follows all Apple's guideline , GoodBarber validates your iOS app in your back office.
2. Developer account creation: It is up to you to create your Apple developer account, this timeframe depends on you.
3. Verification of your developer account: GoodBarber verifies that your iOS developer account follows Apple's guideline 4.2.6 .
GoodBarber sends you an answer in the support within 24 hours* following your request.
4. Compilation (generation) of your iOS native app: GoodBarber builds your iOS test app (Ad Hoc version) and notifies you in the support within 24 hours*  following your request.
5. Ad Hoc version test: You install your iOS test version on your device, to run all your final tests, this timeframe depends on you.
6. Submission to the App Store: GoodBarber submits your iOS app to the App Store within 24 hours* following your request.
7. Apple Review: Apple takes in average a few days to review your iOS app: https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/
Apple will notify you by email at every step of their review process.

*Except weekends
- GoodBarber regular support works 7 days a week. 
- GoodBarber review and submission's teams work business days.

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iOS Updates to the App Store - Average timeframe

1. Compilation (regeneration) of your iOS native app: You launch the rebuilt of your iOS app from your back office, it can take between 15 minutes and 3 hours.
2. Ad Hoc version test: You install your latest iOS test version on your device, to run all your final tests, this timeframe depends on you.
3. Submission to the App Store: GoodBarber submits your iOS app to the App Store within 24 hours* following your request.
4. Apple Review: Apple takes in average few days to review your iOS app: https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/
Apple will notify you by email at every step of their review process.

*Except weekends
- GoodBarber regular support works 7 days a week. 
- GoodBarber review and submission's teams work business days.

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