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kkaragitz
Aug 27, 2008, 05:00 PM
Like many a group of people I know have decided a small application development team for the iPhone/touch. We have a couple questions for regarding developer program registration.

1) If there are 3 developer in our company are we required to register 3 times even if we plan on distributing our application through the company account? So do we only need to register once as a company?

2) If I register with an different email address than what I currently have associated to my itunes account will I not be able to have purchased content from my original itunes account mixed with the apps I want to deploy to the device for testing?

3) Any advice on getting approved if I've registered as a company. I applied 2 weeks ago and nothing. if I try applying as an individual I'm able to add the developer program to my cart and checkout.

Thanks in advance.
Kevin



FeloniousMonk
Aug 27, 2008, 11:11 PM
On July 16th we applied to the iPhone Developer Program, under the Micro-ISV we've been Doing-Business-As for the last 9 years. Within minutes, we received a form email with a dev prog ID & instructions to wait to hear from them. We waited. Then waited some more. A little more. And... well, same ol' story.

Not a word in response until the 15th of August, when we received an email from devprogram@apple asking us to fax company organization papers to them. Since then, not a peep. I've emailed them asking if they received the fax in good order; again, not a word. Seems the wait light is on again. Anybody got a smoke?

Any other Mirco-ISVs out there? What has been your experience? Any secret incantations? Any words of wisdom? Who do we payoff? How much? In Dollars or Euros?

We've wondered if we'd be better off just applying as individuals? But that route has it's own problems: tax to EIN or SSNs, liability, expense reporting, etc...

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Even an outline of what it took for your ISV to be granted the privilege to pay $99 would be helpful in setting our expectations.

Monk

ploppy
Aug 28, 2008, 03:58 AM
1. With a single company account you can grant access to members of your team.

2. You will still be able to use all your old stuff.

3. If you initially applied as a company and haven't heard from them, email devprograms@apple.com (or local equivalent) with your enrollment ID (the random string on http://developer.apple.com/iphone/enroll/showStatus.action) and scans of relevant papers (e.g. certificate of incorporation, business registration certificate, etc.) and they should fix your account up in about a week or so.

If you want immediate access, then apply as an individual and later ask to be changed to a company account. However, when you do that, you will be locked out of your account until you send the same information above to them. That is how I made my company account.

kkaragitz
Aug 28, 2008, 10:15 AM
Thank you very much.

1. With a single company account you can grant access to members of your team.

2. You will still be able to use all your old stuff.

3. If you initially applied as a company and haven't heard from them, email devprograms@apple.com (or local equivalent) with your enrollment ID (the random string on http://developer.apple.com/iphone/enroll/showStatus.action) and scans of relevant papers (e.g. certificate of incorporation, business registration certificate, etc.) and they should fix your account up in about a week or so.

If you want immediate access, then apply as an individual and later ask to be changed to a company account. However, when you do that, you will be locked out of your account until you send the same information above to them. That is how I made my company account.