Frequently Asked Question

Application loader
This tutorial is describes to help you prepare your applications for sale in the App Store. You can use Application Loader to create an Application Loader package containing the In-App Purchase metadata you want to add to your application and to submit your application binary files to the App Store.

Application Loader offers fast uploading, stable connections, and early validation warnings. Make sure the status of your application in iTunes Connect is "Waiting for Upload" before you use Application Loader to submit your binary files to the App Store.

You need to install and run Application Loader on the Mac OS X operating system.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION LOADER AND install it on your Mac OS X:

    1. If link above is not working, download the Application Loader from the iTunes Connect home page. iTunesConnect displays the Manage Your Apps module with installation an documentation downloads.
    2. Click the Download Application Loader link to download the self-extracting installation package (ApplicationLoader_X.X.dmg). Save this file on your computer.

 

    1. Double-click the installation package (ApplicationLoader.pkg) and follow the instructions that appear.
      NOTE: When installing Application Loader on the Mac, before you can install the software, you must log in to your computer as a member of the administrator group.
    2. Read the installation introduction, and then click Continue.
    3. Click Install to perform the standard installation. The installation package installs files in your Applications folder.
      Type your administrator password and click OK, if prompted.

 

  1. Click Close.
    Open the Application Loader application by double-clicking the "Application Loader.app" icon in the Applications folder,or the folder you specified during a custom install. You are now ready to begin using Application Loader.
    Open the Application Loader application by double-clicking the "Application Loader.app" icon in the /Developer/Applications/Utilities folder or, to access Application Loader from the Xcode developer tools package, choose Xcode > Open Developer Tool > Application Loader. You are now ready to begin using Application Loader.

    NOTE: The Xcode developer tools package is part of the latest Software Development Kit (SDK) from Apple. You can download the latest SDK when you sign in to the Apple Dev Center.

Starting Application Loader

Before you can use Application Loader to create an Application Loader package and to submit your application binary files to the App Store, you must initialize Application Loader by providing your iTunes Connect login information at startup.
    1. Double-click the "Application Loader.app" icon in the /Developer/Applications/Utilities folder or, to access Application Loader from the Xcode developer tools package, choose Xcode > Open Developer Tool > Application Loader.

 

    1. Read the Software License Agreement, and then click Accept.
      Application Loader opens the "Welcome to Application Loader" window.
    2. Type your iTunes Connect login information (Apple ID and password) in the "Welcome to Application Loader" window, and then click Next.
      Application Loader verifies your iTunesConnect login information and stores your Apple ID and password for future Application Loader operations.Initializing Application Loader with your iTunes Connect login information is account-specific.
      If you share your machine with other users with different iTunesConnect login information, you can each have your own Apple ID and password setting for Application Loader.

 

  1. Click Done.
    NOTES: If you change your iTunes Connect password, you must use the "Welcome to Application Loader" window to reset your Apple ID and password in Application Loader. To reset your Apple ID and password, choose Window -> Sign In As in Application Loader, and then repeat steps 2 through 4 above.

    The main Application Loader windows contain an active user button displaying the Apple ID for the currently logged in user. Click the button to display the "Welcome to Application Loader" window to change or update your Apple ID and password.

Submitting Your Application Binary Files

When the status of your application in iTunesConnect is "Waiting for Upload", you can use Application Loader to submit your binary files to the App Store.

To submit your application binary files:
    1. Click Deliver Your App in the "Choose an Activity" window. The "Choose an Activity" window appears automatically when you openApplication Loader, or you can choose File > New to display the "Choose an Activity" window from within Application Loader.

 

    1. Choose the name of your application from the Choose pop-up menu.

      Your application appears in the Choose pop-up menu when the application status in iTunes Connect is "Waiting for Upload". If you have uploaded your metadata and screenshots into iTunes Connect but have not yet uploaded your binary, or if your application has been rejected, you must click "Ready to Upload Binary" in iTunes Connect before you will have eligible applications to upload. Clicking "Ready to Upload Binary" changes your application's status to "Waiting for Upload".

 

    1. Click Next.
      Application Loader searches for all eligible applications which are ready to be added to the App Store, and then displays a window with your application details, including name, version number, SKU number, primary language, copyright, type, and Apple ID.
       

 

  1. Click Choose, select your application file, and then click Open.
    To replace the current file before submitting, click Back and then click Choose again to select another application file.
    Click Activity to display the Background Activity window and view delivery status information for all packages you are currently sending, including pending messages, time remaining, warning and error messages, and so on.
  2. Click Send.
    Application Loader begins submitting your application binary file to the App Store. Click to stop the transfer and keep the window open to select another file to submit.
  3. Click Done.
    Use the Manage Your Applications page in iTunes Connect to view the status of your application