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Publishing Apps with the University of Pittsburgh
Publishing iOS and Android apps under the University of Pittsburgh account may be completed by University staff and faculty. Students or vendors may participate in the process under a sponsoring staff or faculty member. Any staff or faculty sponsoring a student or vendor is responsible for any actions completed under their account(s).
It’s the responsibility of the developer to submit any apps to the Apple App Store and Google Play. Pitt IT is not able to provide development assistance when developing and submitting apps.
Publishing an app may require submitting a disclosure agreement through the Innovation Institute. Once the agreement has been accepted, access may be granted to submit and release the app.
Adding Users to the University of Pittsburgh Account
In order to publish apps to Apple and Google under the University of Pittsburgh account a user must be added to the account and granted access to their app setup. The following information should be submitted to have a user added:
- First Name
- Middle Name (optional)
- Last Name
- Email Address (not currently associated with an existing Apple or Google developer account)
- If not a staff or faculty member, the full name and email of person sponsoring
The information above will be used to add a new user to both Apple ITunes Connect and Google Play Console. A confirmation email will be sent from Apple and Google.
Adding Your App to the Google Play Store
A new app will need setup in the Google Play Console. The only requirement to start the process is an app name. The app name does not have to be unique to the Google Play store. The app will be setup in the Google Play Console and access granted to the user(s). It is up to the developer to complete any requirements, including icons, images and other assets. The developer is responsible for the complete submission process and deployment to the Google Play store.
Android devices can side load applications for testing or be deployed through the app store as a beta application.
Adding Your App to the Apple APP Store
A new app will need setup in ITunes Connect. The following information is required to create an app in ITunes Connect:
- App name (must be unique to the Apple App store)
- Bundle Identifier (the reverse domain notation used in the app)
- App permissions needed, such as push notifications
If the app name is currently associated with another account you have access to, the app name can be transferred to the University of Pittsburgh’s account. This will need to be coordinated with Pitt IT Development.
If the app name is available, the app will be setup and access granted to user(s). It is up to the developer to complete any requirements, including icons, images and other assets. The developer is responsible for the complete submission process and deployment to the Apple App Store.
- iOS applications may be tested through TestFlight.