Before you can have a live app, your app must be approved by Apple and Google to be placed in the store. To get approved and avoid having your app rejected, there are certain things that must - and must not - be included in your app.
Luckily, here at Emplify, we are pros on coaching you how your app needs to look and function to get approved by both Apple and Google. We have provided this service for more than 500 customers in the past year.
Do Not Include:
1. Blank items/containers
In your app, you cannot have any items or containers that have no content. Also, do not include any "Coming soon," or "Under construction," wording within the app. If there is a container that you would like to expand upon later, delete the item/container from the MAS and rebuild it after it has been approved by stores.
2. Any mention of Android
To get through Apple's review process, do not make any mention of "other phones/devices," or "Android" anywhere throughout your app. Also, check any stock images that you may be using. Do not use stock images that include Android phones or headphones.
3. Edits while the App is in Review
Do not make any changes to your app in the 24 hour period after you fill out the Emplify approval form. The App store needs to review the app in its current state. Making changes while in review can extend your review time - or worse- cause it to be rejected.
Be sure to:
1. Have a completed landing page
The landing/home page should be in a final state in order to have a good first download experience for your employees. A bad or unfinished page may discourage employees from using the app.
2. Give yourself plenty of time for your launch event
After you fill out the Emplify approval form, it can take between 4-10 business days for us to build, provision, submit, gain store approval, and generate a download link for your app.
3. Make sure videos are formatted correctly
If you include videos within your app, make sure that they are formatted correctly. If the app is in review and is unable to view videos, it will cause the app to get rejected. Learn more about video formatting a Youtube Video or a Vimeo Video.
4. Update your content
After the 24 hour period after submitting your approval form, and after your app is live and in users' hands, continue updating your content as needed. Click "Make it Live," to send changes to employees' phones.