7. How to create an App ID using Appollo
What is an App ID (aka identifier) ?
It is the combination of your Team ID and the bundle ID. The Team ID is the one you can find in your membership information and is supplied by Apple.
The bundle ID is the one you define and is a unique identifier for your app on the App Store. The App ID is required to publish an app on the App Store.
The bundle id should look like this : com.company.appname
In Appollo, you can directly manage your App IDs. Thanks to the
appollo app subcommands.
If you are using the free version or the hobbyist plan, you can only link one application to your user account.
To link multiple applications to your user account, you have to subscribe to Appollo, check out our available plans here.
Make a new App ID
You can create a new one using:
appollo app mk --name APP_NAME --bundle-id COM.YOURCOMPANY.YOURAPP
The name is simply the one you want to give to the identifier. Choose an app name to make your life easier.
The bundle ID (e.g.: com.yourcompany.yourapp)
If you have more than one developper account configured in Appollo you will be asked which one you want to use when running the command.
Let’s check if your App ID was created properly on Apple Developer.
For that, go over to your Apple Developer account, then to the “Certificates, Identifiers & Profile” menu.
There, you will find the “Identifiers menu” that contains the list with the possibility to create new ones.
Modify your Bundle ID on the Appollo-Remote
To modify your Bundle ID on Appollo remote, you have to connect to a configuration build just like we did in the step 1 of our tutorial.
So, use the
appollo build start command.
Select the configuration type.
Remember that your virtual machine will be up for an hour, so make sure you finish everything you need in that time.
We will configure the Bundle Identifier in XCode for our app to be the same as the one we created with Appollo otherwise Apple will not accept our submission later on in the tutorial. In the left menu of XCode select Runner and in the Signing & Capacities tab under Bundle Identifier you can find the field to change it.