In order to manage your app, you'll be required to create your own developer account with Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store. This is a requirement of both stores and grants you greater ownership over your community and revenue.
To create your own Developer Account, you will need to match the following criteria:
- You need to have a website (Apple requirement)
- A D-U-N-S number (More information can be found here)
You will need to create an account for your business or professional entity. Remember that your developer account will be listed in the app stores, so it's worth considering a professional name.
It costs $99.00 per year to set up an Apple Developer Account, which you can create here: Enrol an Apple Developer Account.
Google offers a developer account for a one-off fee of $25.00 which can be created here: Enrol an Android Developer Account.
Disciple create native platforms for both iOS (Apple) and Android and we'd recommend releasing with both operating systems to ensure your entire community has access to your app.
Once your Developer Account has been approved, take a look at this article to learn how to link your account with Disciple's for submission.