Becoming a developer

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by azerton, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Mar 31, 2009
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    Hey everyone,

    First of all congrats to the staff of MacRumors and the forums, you are doing a great job! :)

    My current situation - I started programming for the iPhone in xcode this week, using the SDK by Apple. So far, I am still not a part of the Developer Program but would like to become one very soon.

    I have a first generation iPhone that was jailbroken to version 2 to allow me to make calls using any carrier. After compiling my iPhone apps in xcode for the iPhone 2.0 platform and uploading them to my iPhone (fake-signing the binaries) everything works fine!

    Now, I would like to become a more official developer using the Apple program ( I want to port my apps to the appStore) - my question: can I do this using my jailbroken iPhone? Will I be able to view my apps on my iPhone using the official method provided by Apple? Thanks!

    Also, I have been Googling a lot to see how the registration procedure for the developer program goes, and everybody seems to be complaining alot about certifications, the time it takes, .... - is this overal true, or can this process actually go smooth, too?

    Thanks in advance,
    Looking forward to get some feedback,
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    IMHO the process takes some time (it took one month to get the approval from Apple on our side)...
     
  3. macrumors member

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    I cant comment on the jailbroken devices. It can take a little time to figure out the certificates/ profiles etc, but if you read the docs really carefully and try understand each stage it gets pretty easy. It usually only takes me a few mins now to submit an update / new app.. obviously the development takes longer :)

    I find new apps and updates once submitted to apple are usually reviewed and made live within a week.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Dec 22, 2006
    #4
    Apparently since 3.0, they've sped things up. You should be accepted within 24 hours, and the paperwork is done later
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick feedback, really appreciated!

    One question still lasts though: is it possible for me to develop for the iPhone if I have a jailbroken iPhone? I am on version 2.0 (first generation).

    Thanks a bunch!
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    You don't even need an iPhone at all to develop for it since the simulator provides you with a workable test environment.

    However if you have a jailbroken iPhone you can test your apps on it using the Ad Hoc distribution method.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a bunch for the quick and helpful replies!
     

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