Apple has announced the rebrand of iTunes Connect via its developer blog on Wednesday afternoon. The new name will be App Store Connect which continues to offer the same functionality as its older counterpart. App Store Connect also brings new features and enhancements to the entire process of uploading, submitting, and managing applications much easier.
App Store Connect features the modern design, matching the style of the App Store redesign in iOS 10. The updated app allows developers to manage their applications, access app analytics, view sales reports and invite users to test their apps with Test Flight. Alongside, getting performance insights and much, much more.
Apple describes the App Store Connect rebrand:
For app developers and their teams, iTunes Connect is now called App Store Connect. And with the new App Store Connect app, it’s even easier to manage your apps, view trends, respond to reviews, and reply to active Resolution Center issues, all on your iOS device. You can also receive push notifications for changes in your app status and new customer reviews.
Developer Blog Post:
Apple’s blog post over on their website provides details on everything to do with the App Store Connect app.
Your Apps on the App Store:
Easily upload, submit, and manage your apps on the App Store with App Store Connect on the web or on iOS. This suite of tools also lets you view sales reports, access app analytics, invite users to test your apps with TestFlight, and much more.
Create Your Product Page:
Help customers find and engage with your app on the App Store by creating a great product page. You can enter your app name, subtitle, keywords, description, and more, in up to 28 languages. Upload up to ten screenshots and three optional app previews for each supported language, and choose the order you’d like them to appear.
Add In-App Purchases:
Sell a variety of content, including subscriptions, new features, and services, from within your app by entering in-app purchase details in App Store Connect. You can also select in-app purchases to promote directly on the App Store.
Upload, Test and Submit:
View each build of your app that you’ve uploaded using Xcode, altool, or Application Loader, and easily distribute it to testers for valuable feedback using TestFlight in App Store Connect. When your app is ready for public distribution, submit it to App Store Review.
Manage Releases and Updates:
You can publish your app as soon as it’s approved, or manually release it on a specific day. Choose a price point, offer introductory prices for auto-renewable subscriptions, and even let customers pre-order your iOS app. You can also release iOS app updates in phases over a 7-day period.
Gain Insights into Your App’s Performance:
App Analytics lets you measure user engagement, marketing campaigns, and monetization using data you won’t find anywhere else. Get next-day sales and unit data in Sales and Trends, and view details on completed payments in Payments and Financial Reports.
Access Additional Features:
Respond to customer reviews on your App Store product page, create promo codes to give potential customers or press a free download of your app or in-app purchase, bundle multiple apps into a single purchase, and more.