This article is part of the "How to create an Apple developer account for your Flipdish iOS App" process.
7. ENROLLING TO THE APPLE DEVELOPER PROGRAM
You will need an Apple device such as an iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer to complete Apple's Two-Factor Authentication (or 2FA) process and successfully log in to their developer site. Click here if you have trouble completing this process.
Let's recap what you need to enroll as Company/Organization:
- Your Apple ID (which should be your business email address - see step 2)
- Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) enabled for this Apple ID on an Apple device
- Your business website, published
- Your D-U-N-S number (this verifies your business as a legal entity).
Go to this page: https://developer.apple.com/enroll/
Please confirm all your details on the next screen. https://developer.apple.com/enroll/
On the next screen, you will be asked to select your business entity type.
COMPANY/ORGANISATION. On the next screen, please copy/paste your LEGAL ENTITY NAME & your DUNS NUMBER, exactly as it is in your Dun & Bradstreet email you received when requesting your DUNS.
Finally, you will be asked to provide Apple with:
- Your website URL (please make sure the website is working, published)
- Your personal phone number
- TAX ID (if any)
- Your work email (re-enter your business email as in STEP 2).
NOTE - Apple doesn't allow any GMAIL emails nor HOTMAIL addresses. If you try to enter one in the 'Your Work Email' field, you won't be able to submit your form.
Once you successfully enroll, you will receive an automated email from Apple with your enrollment ID in it. Please make sure to keep it as you may need it to contact Apple.
After a few days from the day you enrolled in the Developer Program, you should receive an email from one of Apple's agents asking to schedule a call with you to verify your information on file.
This call is required in order to finalize your enrollment.
We recommend you initiate the call yourself, when you are available, by following the link in the email. You will be redirected to the Apple Support page, where you can enter your phone number and click 'Call' to get one of Apple's agents to ring you. (please see: RESSOURCES - Requesting Apple to call you at the end of this guide).
The call is quick and the questions are simple. Below some examples:
- Tell me your full name and business name?
- Tell me your registered business address?
- Why do you want an app?
- Could you give us a second contact person for your account?
The agent will remind you that after the call you will receive an email with a link to follow to pay for the Developer Program.
- The next step is "Paying your Apple developer Account".