Updated on 2. February 2022 by Jan Bunk
Unfortunately, Apple's review process for apps in the App Store is quite strict. If you're not familiar with their guidelines, you can easily make mistakes that lead to the initial rejection from the App Store. In this article, I want to show you the most common issues we encounter when helping customers to get their app published. This article focuses on the review process for apps we created for customers by turning their website into an app.
You might be required to process payments made on your website with In-App-Purchases (IAP) instead. As this section of the guidelines is quite detailed and provides lots of exceptions (section 3.1.3), we encourage you to read through it fully.
Examples of purchases that don't need to use IAPs:
If your website collects payments for any of the above exemptions, you can use our website to app converter without any problems.
But don't worry even if you need to use in app purchases, you can make some small changes to your website and then your app can use in app purchases. More information on how to integrate in app purchases on your website.
If your website offers a third-party login functionality (such as Facebook Login, Google Sign-In, Sign in with Twitter, Sign In with LinkedIn, Login with Amazon, or WeChat Login), you also need to offer a 'Log in with Apple' feature on your website. That way it will also appear in your app.
There's some exceptions to this rule though:
If your app is not intended for the general public (e.g. the app is only for your employees), Apple may not immediately allow you into the public app store, but instead recommend using Apple Business Manager.
Apple Developer accounts are needed to publish your app. Find out how to create one here.
A quick guide on how to send push notifications to users of apps created by turning websites into apps with webtoapp.design.
A short explanation on what licenses are in the software world and what you need to do about them when you created your app with webtoapp.design.
Hi, I'm Jan! I created webtoapp.design in 2019 while studying computer science in university. A lot has changed since then - not only have I graduated, but it's also no longer just me running webtoapp.design. We've grown to a global, fully remote team and have gathered lots of experience around app development and app publishing. We've created and published hundreds of apps in the app stores, where they've been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times.