NativeConnect User Guide

Updated: Feb 13, 2020

Introduction panel

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

Introduction window on the first page

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.

Xcode-like welcome panel with recent documents

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.

The General tab in the Preferences window

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.

The Apple IDs tab in the Preferences window

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.

The Seat IDs tab in the Preferences window

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.

The Languages tab in the Preferences window

Languages in Preferences

Preferences — Updates

It is recommended to keep NativeConnect up to date. Visit this tab to enable the checkbox, and you will be notified when the new version is available.

The Updates tab in the Preferences window

Updates in Preferences

Library documents

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

Two documents open in separate windows and tabs

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.

The sheet panel with Account details

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.

Accounts, Apps and Versions in the Sidebar panel

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.

Editor panel with Sales and Trends

Editor Panel

Library — Inspector

For some selection types, the Inspector shows properties.

Inspector panel for the App selected in the Account editor

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.

Multiple Apps selected in the Editor panel

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.

Sheet panel with confirmation for promo codes

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.

Sales and Trends in the App Editor

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.

The master-detail interface with Customer Reviews

Reviews Panel

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

The Customer Review panel with a red circle on the Translate icon

Translate Review

If you move your mouse over a Customer Review, there is a toolbar with user actions. Click the Translate icon to use Google Translate. Command-Click to open a browser in background.

The Developer Response panel and the red circle on the Reply icon

Developer Response

Click the Reply icon to write and submit a Developer Response.

Version Editor

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

Metadata form with English localization

Expanded Version Editor

Collapse sections you don’t need at the moment.

Metadata form with collapsed sections

Collapsed Version Editor

Version — Languages

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

Metadata editor with multiple selected Languages

Expanded Version Languages

Collapse the Languages panel to show it as a popup.

Metadata editor with a collapsed Language list

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.

Metadata form with a modified field What’s New

Version Metadata Panel

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