NativeConnect User Guide

Dec 26, 2019

Introduction panel

After downloading and installing NativeConnect into your /Applications folder, launch the app. You should see the Introduction panel.

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Welcome on Board

This panel shows main features of the app and offers to share data anonymously. After closing, you will never see this version of the panel after launch.

However, you can open it from the main menu Help / Show Introduction.

Welcome panel

Welcome panel is opened after every launch if the checkbox Show this window on launch is opted in.

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Welcome to NativeConnect

The left part shows some quick actions:

  1. Hit the link Create and empty library document to start. NativeConnect will display a new document window with a save dialog, where you select location for the Library.
  2. The item Follow development in Twitter will open an official Twitter page of NativeConnect, where you can follow our latest news and development.
  3. The link Go to the NativeConnect Dashboard is a quick way to visit a Team portal if you are an Agent.

The right panel shows a list of recently open documents that you can open by double-clicking.

Preferences panel

Preferences panel can be opened from the main menu, and it has got 4 tabs.

Preferences — General

The General tab allows you to configure Appearance of the app.

There is also a checkbox which can be set to automatically open the last Library document after launch.

Presentation Mode is used to pixelate chart data e.g. when you are on stage or making screenshots for public.

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General Preferences

We would much appreciate if you enable the checkbox Share analytics with NativeConnect because your anonymous information really helps to improve the app.

Preferences — Apple IDs

NativeConnect is working with multiple Apple IDs that you manage in Preferences.

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Apple IDs in Preferences

All items are stored in your local Keychain and never leave your Mac. The right panel shows all Developer Teams that your Apple ID belongs to.

Preferences — Seat IDs

Subscriptions in NativeConnect are named Seats and you manage them in the Dashboard.

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Seat IDs in Preferences

One Seat can be used with multiple Apple IDs or you can add multiple Seat IDs if you participate in different Dashboard Teams.

Preferences — Languages

NativeConnect shows generic icons for Languages in the Version Editor. If you want to see associated country flags, enable the checkbox in this tab.

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Languages in Preferences

Library documents

NativeConnect is a document-based app which allows you to split different Apps into separate Libraries.

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Multiple Windows and Tabs

You can open one Library document in multiple tabs e.g. to copy metadata between Versions.

Library — Accounts

To load Apps and Version, you need to start with a Library Account.

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Account Editor

The Library Account shows Developer Teams associated with Apple IDs in the Sidebar.

Library — Sidebar

The Sidebar panel shows all Apps and Versions added for Library Accounts and stored locally for offline access.

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Sidebar Panel

Library — Editor

When you change selection in the Sidebar, the Editor panel shows its contents. For example, an App Editor or a Version Editor.

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Editor Panel

Library — Inspector

For some selection types, the Inspector shows properties.

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Inspector Panel

Account Editor

When you select an Account in the Sidebar panel, the Editor will show its contents as all Apps for the Developer Team.

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Account Editor

Selected Apps may be added to the Sidebar from this panel.

Account — Promo Codes

After selecting one or more Apps, the Inspector panel will show a Promo Codes form.

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Promo Codes Sheet

Type a number of codes that you need and hit Generate to show a sheet. Generated codes will be presented right in the App as well as become available for Export.

App Editor

When you select an App in the Sidebar panel, the Editor will show Sales and Trends or Customer Reviews depending on the selected Tab.

App — General

The General tab shows average Ratings and charts for Downloads, Revenue, In-App Purchases and Refunds.

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General Panel

You can check data for the last day, week, month or quarter.

App — Reviews

Customer Reviews are available in a separate tab with a Mail-like interface.

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Reviews Panel

You can filter threads by Territory, Version and Number of Stars.

Version Editor

When you select a Version in the Sidebar panel, the Editor will show Languages and Metadata for them.

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Expanded Version Editor

Collapse sections you don’t need at the moment.

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Collapsed Version Editor

Version — Languages

Switch between languages or select multiple items to edit properties simultaneously.

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Expanded Version Languages

Collapse the Languages panel to show it as a popup.

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Collapsed Version Languages

Version — Metadata

Edited properties which are not yet in Sync with the App Store Connect are marked with an System Accent color.

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Version Metadata Panel

You can upload the changes by hitting Editor / Push Data in the main menu.