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nokq
Mar 14, 2008, 01:08 PM
Got this via email today. I think I may have emailed support about getting my developer certificate signed.

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Dear Registered iPhone Developer,

Thank you for expressing interest in the iPhone Developer Program. We have received your enrollment request. As this time, the iPhone Developer Program is available to a limited number of developers and we plan to expand during the beta period. We will contact you again regarding your enrollment status at the appropriate time.

Thank you for applying.

Best regards,

iPhone Developer Program



admanimal
Mar 14, 2008, 01:12 PM
You got that email if you tried to sign up for the $99 developer program.

Sayer
Mar 14, 2008, 01:17 PM
Much like the iPhone having two classes of apps (Apple background-capable & third party front-only apps) there are two classes of iPhone developers. There are the corporate/big co developers who have apparently had the SDK for a while including Interface Builder iPhone support, the doctors pill app thing was an example.

And then all the "indies" who rushed to download the SDK only to find there was no IB support for iPhone, you need a code signing cert and provisioning file to move apps to a real device, and you cannot get said files even if you pony up $99.

And you cannot talk about the stuff in SDK because of an NDA, which isn't a big deal, except when you want to actually accomplish anything (without IB and without a real device to test on) you can't really collaborate with others due to the NDA.

nokq
Mar 14, 2008, 01:25 PM
You got that email if you tried to sign up for the $99 developer program.

Yup, found that out when I checked a apple support thread i'm monitoring.

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6830098#6830098

No a big deal. I just hope that it doesn't take them more than a month to get the certificates out.

Cesar

admanimal
Mar 14, 2008, 02:08 PM
And then all the "indies" who rushed to download the SDK only to find there was no IB support for iPhone, you need a code signing cert and provisioning file to move apps to a real device, and you cannot get said files even if you pony up $99.



In theory, indies CAN get the code signing cert, the problem is that we aren't even being allowed to pay the $99 at this point.