Why do I need my own Apple Developer Account?

The short answer is that eHungry is happy to develop and submit your personally branded IOS App to Apple,  but due to Apple Policies and guidelines, Apple requires our clients to have their own Apple Developer Account (as an Organization). Apple charges $99 per year, which you will pay directly to Apple. If you would like more detailed information, please see our support article "Why do I need my own Apple Developer Account?"

To get started with your Apple Developer Account enrollment, first take a look at Apple's enrollment link. Then see Step 1 below that will give you detailed information on how to acquire the needed items to get your account approved.

Please note: To meet Apple's Policy guidelines, you will need to Enroll as an Organization by following the steps below.

Step 1:  Establish Restaurant Website & Domain Email Address

In order to enroll in the Apple Developer Program, your restaurant must have a publicly-available website and domain name associated with your business.  Also, a business email address associated with your restaurant must be provided.

Good example: info@harryspizza.com

Bad example: harryspizza@gmail.com

Step 2: Locate your Restaurant D-U-N-S number

Your restaurant must have a D-U-N-S number so that Apple can verify your business’s identity and legal entity status (i.e. corporation, limited partnership, limited liability company.) These unique nine-digit numbers are assigned by Dun & Bradstreet and are widely used as standard business identifiers. Apple does not permit the use of DBAs, fictitious business names, trade names, or branch names.

To find out if you already have a free D-U-N-S number, search for it here https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/lookup.html using your restaurant's phone number or address. 

If you find that you don't have a  D-U-N-S number, you can get a free one here: https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/get-a-duns.html

Additional information can be found at Apple Support:

Step 3: Create a business Apple ID

In order to create a business Apple ID, go to https://appleid.apple.com/account, and fill out the form using your business domain email address (i.e. info@harryspizza.com). Please be sure to create an Apple ID that is only for your business, you will not want to use a personal Apple ID for any reason.

After filling out the form to create an Apple ID, Apple will send a verification email to your Apple ID email address.  Upon receiving this email, enter the 6-digit confirmation code into the web form, and then check the box to agree to the Apple Development Agreement.

Next, you'll need to click on Verify to create your Apple ID. Apple requires two-factor authentication to be turned on to enroll in the Apple Developer Program.  To accomplish this task, you'll need to use an Apple product - either an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch - with iOS 9 or later, or on a Mac with OS X El Capitan and later.

On the trusted device, go to Settings, and select your name (top box), then scroll to the bottom of the Apple ID page, and select Log Out. You will be prompted to Merge Accounts. It is suggested, that you select "Yes" to avoid losing your personal data.

After signing out of your personal ID, you will then sign in again using your business Apple ID.  After logging in, select Password & Security under the Apple ID tab.  Simply tap Turn on Two-Factor Authentication and select Continue. A code will be presented, and you will input that into your Apple Developer form in order to complete the process.

Step 4: Complete Your Apple Developer Form

Sign in with your Apple ID on the Apple Developer page. 

Select Company/Organization from the Entity Type drop-down menu.

In the Authority to Sign Legal Agreements section, confirm you have the authority to sign legal agreements either as a owner/founder, or someone that the organization has given authority to bind it to legal agreements.

If selecting the second option, you will have to provide a Verification Contact before moving onto the next task.  

Proceed to filling out the Organization Information section. Here, you will input your restaurant’s D-U-N-S number.  Make sure to enter your information as it appears in your Dun & Bradstreet profile so Apple can verify the restaurant's identity in the D&B database.

**When it asks for your organization’s phone number, we recommend inputting your mobile phone number rather than the restaurant line, as this will be the easiest way for Apple to contact you.

Step 5: Verification of Apple Developer Account

Once you submit the enrollment form, an Apple representative will call you at the number you provided on the web form. During the call, you will need to provide them with the following information:

  • Your first and last name

  • Date of birth

  • A secondary contact person for this Apple Developer account

After a successful verification call, you will receive an email from Apple which contains a license agreement.  In the email, select Review Now and proceed through the terms. After you have selected the agreement, you will be automatically directed to the payment page.

Step 6: Complete Payment for Apple Developer Program

On the payment page, you’ll see a final cost of $99 and have the option to select auto-renewal for this annual $99 fee for your developer account.  We recommend choosing this option to ensure your app does not get removed from the App Store. Select Purchase and confirm your login information to submit your billing information and complete the developer process.

Step 7: Invite eHungry as an Admin for your Account

First, log In to App Store Connect with your business Apple ID and password.

Next select "Users and Access" (If you do not see this available, then you may need to logout of the area you are in and make sure to login at this link: https://itunesconnect.apple.com)

On the next screen, you will need to click the blue circle with a plus sign in order to invite us as a User for your organization account.

Next, you will see the screen below and you will need to input the info as it appears and select the same Roles and Developer Resources as below.

new user invite form

First Name: eHungry
Last Name: Inc

Email: apps@ehungry.com

In the Roles section, check off Admin, Developer, App Manager. Under Developer Resources be sure to select "Access to Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles".

Lastly, click Invite.

Step 8: Confirm Receipt of eHungry Invitation

Please confirm that eHungry has received the request by emailing your Restaurant Account Manager or support@ehungry.com.

We will then get started on your Apple App and it should be ready for use by your customers within approximately 2 weeks or less.

Need help?  Don't hesitate to reach out!

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