Enrolled for iOS developer program, how to prepare?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Toreddo, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Toreddo macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    Hello everyone,

    This morning i registered for the iOS developer program since my app is near completion and i definitely need to test it on the device. So I enrolled with my company and found out that they need to review my registration. I wondered how long this process usually takes and did some googling and really found nothing else than horror stories! Hopefully they made their process a little better since those stories I read are over a year old.

    Does someone have recent experience with this? And what documents can I prepare to send them over when they ask for it? I am from the Netherlands if that makes a difference.

  2. forum user macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2008
    You have a company set up and Apple need to review your application to the developer program?

    The apple review for membership as a private developer is something like minutes: you fill in your data, enter your credit card details and soon after you receive a confirmation.
    The tax info (W8ben form or what ever it is called ) is fast, too. I could do the tax form after enrollment, same as entering banking details.
    I don't expect an enrollment as a company take much more. Just ensure you enter your details correctly, changing data after submission is apparently pain in the neck.

    The apple review for an application submitted tends to take a few days, time varies. 148Appz has a page about the actual times.

    - Olaf
  3. Toreddo thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    Hey Olaf,

    Thanks for your reply, I'm sorry for the confusion. I just enrolled with my company for a developer membership, I didn't have to fill in any bank or tax details yet. They are going to check if I as an individual have the rights to enroll this company for a membership. So it is pretty much the beginning of this process.

  4. firewood, Jan 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011

    firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    If you try to enroll a company, Apple may ask for incorporation papers or other legal documents, or may even contact a legal representative of the company, to see if you have full legal authorization to register them and to click "I agree" on the many legal contracts.

    To speed the process, I recommend using a company email address (domain registered to the company you are registering) to register, and a company credit card to pay. At one company I consulted with for this process, we even created special ADC email accounts for a company executive and chief legal consul to use to register for the Company iOS developer program.

    For just device testing, we had some company R&D managers register their own separate individual developer accounts. The consultants did likewise.
  5. Toreddo thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    Thanks for your reply firewood, fortunately I did everything you said to speed up this process.

  6. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    I have a question, Apple is currently reviewing my company, when it gets authorized what happens? Will I be able to add other people to my developer account? If I have a mate which works on the software development but I don't want him to use my account (which is the one registered to apple) what can I do? Can I be able to set up like privileges or something like that?
  7. jnoxx macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2010
    Aartselaar // Antwerp // Belgium
    It can take up to 2 months (is what it did here, entreprise account).
    After u got your account, u can add "developer's" to your account.
    And u can add admins etc.
    For example, u invite a person via his mail adress, u can set him as developer, so he only has acces to deploying projects to his device after u added his device.
    Or u can say, that they can add their own devices etc.
    So yea, read up in the documentation.
  8. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    If you have a company account or enterprise account, the team leader can add other developer accounts, but only the team leader has full access to portal features (such as submitting apps, banking, etc.)

    An individual iOS developer account cannot add other developer accounts. It's for one person only.

    Any delay in approving your application might be due to Apple checking your corporate registration or paperwork. Make sure that all that legal stuff is completely in order.
  9. anaplexa macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2012
    Company Dev Program

    Hi Everybody,

    My first post here :)

    Regarding the iOS dev program. I'm from Belgium (dutch speaking area) and after weeks dealing with the documentation that Apple requested... now it comes out that I have to send a certified translation of the documentation?

    They first told me that I have to send the document... I did it... and afterwards they tell me that I have to send it translated ???? A month has passed and I'm still stuck with this procedure.

    Is this normal? I meant, the certified translation will cost me more than the fees for the Dev Program. :mad:

    Did anyone experience the same thing?

    Thanks in advance!!
  10. ahan.tm macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2011

    When I converted my personal account to a company account, it took a few days. However, I had my articles of incorporation(they required a certificate of good standing since I faxed it) ready. After faxing it, I contacted them and the lady on the phone reviewed them on the spot.

    Good Luck!!
  11. jnoxx macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2010
    Aartselaar // Antwerp // Belgium
    I'm from Antwerp, and I had the same issue with the company of my mom's boss.
    They requested a translated version, which is ridicilous, I sended an angry email, and in the end, you can end up just calling them, and sending the dutch version, which ends up fine. but it will take a looong time..

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