There are so many exciting things that go into launching an app to engage your community. Here are the broken-down steps you'll need to take to get you to launch day!
Timeline for Phase I: aim to have these items complete by the end of your first week with FACTS!
- Apply for your Apple Developer Account. This can be the most time-consuming part of the process, so it’s good to get it started early. You can work on other things while you are waiting for approval from Apple!
- Schedule an app training call with one of our customer success specialists. This call will take about 45 minutes and it’s best to have 1-3 of your “app point people” on the call. The call will be recorded so you can share it with the rest of your team if needed.
- Send us a high-quality logo so we can get your graphics started, OR start to work on your graphics yourself using our Design Guide. Our Design Guide includes templates, best practices, and lots of examples for inspiration. On our training call, we’ll chat about exactly where these graphics get plugged in.
- If you’re using FACTS giving, fill out and submit your merchant application. If not, just ignore this part!
Timeline for Phase II: aim to have these items complete by the end of your second week with FACTS!
- Attend your scheduled training call with your customer success specialist.
- Log in to the management portal (login instructions will be sent after your training call!).
- Create your app content and upload button images (the fun part!).
- Complete your app Setup page (the home screen and splash screen graphics you started in Phase I).
- Set up CCB or PCO integrations, if applicable.
Timeline for Phase III: aim to have these items complete by the end of your third week with FACTS!
- Add FACTS to your Apple Developer Account (this can be done as soon as your Apple Developer Account is approved).
- Finalize splash screens (loading screens) and app icon on your Setup page. Since we're about to submit your app to Apple & Google at this point, your splash screen & app icon should be finalized. (These items can be updated every 6 months. Your home screen and app feature images can be updated any time, in real time!)
- Attend a final training call to go over launch strategy.
- Give us the go-ahead to submit your app to Apple & Google for approval!
Need help or guidance?
Need help or guidance? There are lots of ways to get find answers or get in touch :)
- Email our customer success team at email@example.com. We monitor our inbox every day of the week, so feel free to contact us on the weekends as well.
- Check out our Help Center.
- Check out our YouTube Support & Training Channel.
- Download our demo app for inspiration.
If you have any questions or need help, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org!