Today, we will discuss about the tasks that need to carried out in order to upload an .ipa to the apple store.
Following are the things that need to be accomplished to upload the .ipa file:
Prepare the PhoneGap Build to produce a .ipa file, then submit that to Apple store.
Get Signing Certificates which identify the developer.
Sign up for an iOS Developer Account. It costs $99.00 USD per year
Set up the information in the iOS Provisioning Portal : Sign on using your Apple ID and go into the Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles. The account being used should have admin privileges.
Log into to iTunes connect to add new app
Enter the company name
Provide the app related information like default language, App Name, SKU number and Bundle ID
Provide pricing and availability details, version information, ratings under each content description, other metadata relevant, large app icon (1024x1024 pixels), iPhone and iPod touch Screenshots, iPad Screenshots of app.
Double check all the information before you change state of Application. Click on "Ready to Upload Binary".
To upload binary to iTunes open your project using x Code.
Go to build setting and select distribution profile.
Clean project and select "iOS device" option for particular Project Scheme
Go to Product and select Archive. Then click on Validate, x Code will validate your app.
Once x Code passes your Application from validation, Click on Distribute.
Login using your iTunes account. Upload process starts automatically.
Application status will change to "Upload Received". After sometime, Status will automatically change to "Waiting For Review".