Developer Creates SMS Notification System for Apple Dev Center Services

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    14-year-old iOS developer Ross Penman has created 'Dev Center Notifier', a SMS notification system that sends text messages to users when the status of each service on Apple's Developer Center changes.

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    This service comes after the current outage of Apple's Developer Center which started late last week. Earlier this week, independent security researcher Ibrahim Balic speculated that he may be responsible for the security breach that caused the outage.

    Article Link: Developer Creates SMS Notification System for Apple Dev Center Services
     
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    Yeah. Sure. I think I'll give my phone number to a 14-year-old developer. :rolleyes:
     
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    Don't understand why he wouldn't have just made it email...
     
  4. snebes macrumors 6502a

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    He is 14. Kids with their gizmos and gadgets.

    Get off my lawn!
     
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    No disrespect to the 14 year old kid, but giving my cell phone number screams something fishy. Can't trust it. I'd rather have the developers page on bookmark.
     
  7. j41 macrumors newbie

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    I applaud him for making a cool app, but it would have been much more useful as a RSS feed for use with IFTTT.com.
     
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    Out of the minds of babes. A 14 year old! Great idea. :)

    Guys, cmon. It's a kid. Google his name and info. If anything goes amiss, use iOS 7 blocking for texts, emails, etc. If it is truly a severe situation, contact your carrier. Are we this jaded?
     
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    He looks harmless enough.

    http://rosspenman.com/

    Of course he could be a tiny arch-criminal bent on world domination. Only you can decide.
     
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    I'd be happy with an RSS feed (sadly not an option), but that's just me.

    I guess I didn't really see it that way, I looked at it more from the perspective that some people are really busy (i.e. not the universe of people reading MR! ;)) and would like a heads-up that services at the developer site may have recently come back on line.

    But, yeah, if nothing else this 14 year-old will learn that many people have a natural distrust of giving out personal information (in this case, their cell phone number).
     
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    If I have time I'll add email and RSS. I did it with SMS because I wanted to be notified as soon as possible and also because I wanted to do something with Twilio.
     
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    I like that kids and young teens are getting more into developing stuff. it makes me very hopeful for the future of our gadgets
     
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    Yes.
     
  14. bedifferent macrumors 603

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    I like this a lot :)
     
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    School's out and an endless summer beckons, full of unfulfilled dreams and possibilities. Get to it.
    Seriously though, good job and thanks.
     
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    Oh don't worry the only one bent on world domination is me....but you didnt hear anything. Shhhh >.> <.< ;)
     
  17. troop231 macrumors 603

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    The downtime is getting ridiculous, certificates and profiles are still not up!
     
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    You say that like anything is back up yet. Everything they took offline is still offline - the only things online (iTunes Connect and Bug Reporter) are the things they never took offline in the first place.

    My iOS profile expires in 9 days... are they going to extend my profile out by a week? Not that it matters, I'm planning on wrapping up my first iOS 7 app by Wednesday. Then I'll probably be shifting to developing OS X apps while awaiting iOS 7's release, for which my certificate is good until 2014...
     
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    When I checked the status page shortly after it was announced, Bug Reporter was shown as being offline. Whether Apple actually took it offline or not, I have no idea.
     
  21. troop231 macrumors 603

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    1 week of downtime is unacceptable, as this affects our business and alot of other developers. We can't test any apps on devices because we can't add them to the portal.
     
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    I'm guessing everyone will get a free month or two added to our accounts once everything is working...
     
  23. irradiant macrumors newbie

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    There, that is a reflection of the generational difference; that Ross at 14 would begin with the cell-phone and with SMS because he it is going to be with him where-ever he goes. Apple should offer him an internship, because he managed to think of something that they did not, and because if they are going to continue to play a role then they need the input from people like Ross; input perhaps from Ross Penman.

    Still they could always rip of his idea and claim that this was something in works; I hope not.
     
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    Way to go.......your app didn't work when everything came back up..
     
  25. RossPenman macrumors newbie

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    Sending several thousand SMSes is not instant! They've just finished.
     

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