Updated: Feb 13, 2020
- Introduction panel
- Welcome panel
- Preferences panel
- Preferences — General
- Preferences — Apple IDs
- Preferences — Seat IDs
- Preferences — Languages
- Preferences — Updates
- Library documents
- Library — Accounts
- Library — Sidebar
- Library — Editor
- Library — Inspector
- Account Editor
- Account — Promo Codes
- App Editor
- App — General
- App — Reviews
- Version Editor
- Version — Languages
- Version — Metadata
After downloading and installing NativeConnect into your /Applications folder, launch the app. You should see the Introduction panel.
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 is opened after every launch if the checkbox Show this window on launch is opted in.
The left part shows some quick actions:
- 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.
- The item Follow development in Twitter will open an official Twitter page of NativeConnect, where you can follow our latest news and development.
- 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 can be opened from the main menu, and it has got 4 tabs.
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.
We would much appreciate if you enable the checkbox Share analytics with NativeConnect because your anonymous information really helps to improve the app.
NativeConnect is working with multiple Apple IDs that you manage 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.
Subscriptions in NativeConnect are named Seats and you manage them in the Dashboard.
One Seat can be used with multiple Apple IDs or you can add multiple Seat IDs if you participate in different Dashboard Teams.
NativeConnect shows generic icons for Languages in the Version Editor. If you want to see associated country flags, enable the checkbox in this tab.
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.
NativeConnect is a document-based app which allows you to split different Apps into separate Libraries.
You can open one Library document in multiple tabs e.g. to copy metadata between Versions.
To load Apps and Version, you need to start with a Library Account.
The Library Account shows Developer Teams associated with Apple IDs in the Sidebar.
The Sidebar panel shows all Apps and Versions added for Library Accounts and stored locally for offline access.
When you change selection in the Sidebar, the Editor panel shows its contents. For example, an App Editor or a Version Editor.
For some selection types, the Inspector shows properties.
When you select an Account in the Sidebar panel, the Editor will show its contents as all Apps for the Developer Team.
Selected Apps may be added to the Sidebar from this panel.
After selecting one or more Apps, the Inspector panel will show a Promo Codes form.
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.
When you select an App in the Sidebar panel, the Editor will show Sales and Trends or Customer Reviews depending on the selected Tab.
The General tab shows average Ratings and charts for Downloads, Revenue, In-App Purchases and Refunds.
You can check data for the last day, week, month or quarter.
Customer Reviews are available in a separate tab with a Mail-like interface.
You can filter threads by Territory, Version and Number of Stars. Move your mouse
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.
Click the Reply icon to write and submit a Developer Response.
When you select a Version in the Sidebar panel, the Editor will show Languages and Metadata for them.
Collapse sections you don’t need at the moment.
Switch between languages or select multiple items to edit properties simultaneously.
Collapse the Languages panel to show it as a popup.
Edited properties which are not yet in Sync with the App Store Connect are marked with an System Accent color.
You can upload the changes by hitting Editor / Push Data in the main menu.