IOS Sticker Packs Brief Tutorial

If you would like to know how to create your own sticker packs follow this brief tutorial. It is quite easy to create them and the best thing you don’t need to know how to code because you use this program called Xcode which has ready made templates for you! The development process was a bit of an annoying process as there is a lot of info that Apple needs like your developer license which is a yearly fee if you want to keep your apps live. Once you get past all that though the process isn’t too bad. Be sure to check out my sticker packs I have left links!
If you want to create your own IOS sticker packs I’ll go through some of the process to the best of my ability.

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Apple Developer:

First off you will need a developers license which you can get from the link below:

 

 

 

Apple Developer

Apple will walk you through the process of enrolling. You can use your existing Apple ID or you can create a new one. I personally just used my original Apple ID. The developer license can be a bit of different price depending on your country. It’s $99 American for example. You can set up automatic renewal if you want. When you get the approval email you can then sign into Itunes connect. Once there you will have to set up all your information to allow your revenue. Make sure you follow Apple’s instructions carefully as it’ll pertain to your taxes, agreements and your banking statements.

 

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Sketching Your Stickers:
You create sticker packs in a set of image files, PNG, JPEG, or GIF format. You can also make animated images in APNG and GIF format. When you create your sticker packs and you use any lettering make sure that when you zoom out you can see the letters clearly, if not try using different font styles. The allowed sizes for sticker packs are as follows:

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* Small: 100 x 100 points @3x (300 x 300 pixels)
* Medium: 136 x 206 points @3x (408 x 408 pixels)
* Large: 206 x 206 points @3x (618 x 618 pixels)
Xcode:

If you haven’t already downloaded Xcode: Xcode

 

 

 

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Next is setting up Xcode. Once you have some stickers that you are happy with, all are sized to the correct sizes it’s time to import them into Xcode! Open Xcode and select Create a new Xcode project.
Once you have selected create a new xcode project. Then you will select Sticker Pack Application:

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The screen above ^ give your sticker a name. Where it says team is your Apple ID that you have either just created or used your original one. Enter your own name or your company’s name in the organization identifier. Xcode will automatically create a Bundle identifier. Remember this Identifier and save it, you will need to copy it exactly as it will be shown when you have to setup your Apple ID. Click next
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Importing your sticker packs:

 

 

 

 

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You will see a menu on the far left, choose your product name (example bunny land) from that menu, you will see a folder named Project. Click on that folder to open the workspace, it will look like above. Drag your image files into it. As you can see i have words under them its just so i know what stickers i want to import.

 

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If you click the Imessage App Icon this is where you will put all the icons that you have made.
The app icons are as followed
App store — 1024 x 1024 px
iPhone-settings-29pt@2x — 58 x 58 px
iPhone-Settings-29pt@3x — 87 x 87 px
Messages-iPhone-60x45pt@2x — 120 x 90 px
Messages-iPhone-60x45pt@3x — 180 x 135 px
Messages-iPad-67x50pt@2x — 134 x 100 px
Messages-iPad-Pro-74x55pt@2x — 148 x 110 px
iPad-Settings-29pt@2x — 58 x 58 px
Messages27x20pt@2x — 54 x 40 px
Messages27x20pt@3x — 81 x 60 px
Messages32x24pt@2x — 64 x 48 px
Messages32x24pt@3x — 96 x 72 px
Messages-App-Store-1024x768pt — 1024 x 768
When you create screenshots for your stickers that will be shown on the App store these are the allowed sizes:
For iPhone — 1242 x 2208 px (up to 5 images)
For iPad — 2048 x 2732 px (up to 5 images)

 

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You will then need to go to your Apple Developer account and you’d have to set up all your Certificates, ID and profiles.

You can go on YouTube and search videos. There is a ton of help on there about Apple Developer, walking you through the process. It is a bit hard for me to explain. It may be better to watch a video. Hope some of this helps. Good luck!
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