Interested in developing personal apps

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by itsblue, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. itsblue macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2009
    Hi all,

    I recently got an iphone 3gs and now I'm interested in developing some apps for it but I'm not interested in the app store. From what I've gathered so far, I would need to join the developer program and pay my $99, and after obtaining a development provisioning profile I can install any app on my own iphone. Is this correct?

    Can the apps I install with my dev profile do everything that apps store apps can do? Do I need to pay the $99 each year just to install on my phone only?

    I think I read that I can't do push notification since apple funnels all push connections through their servers but I can live with that. Anything I'm missing? Thanks

  2. fenrus110 macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2008
  3. ethical macrumors 68000

    Dec 22, 2007
    The $99 is an annual thing if you want to keep installing apps on your phone.
  4. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    I have about a half dozen personal apps on my iPhone.

    Some are ugly, but useful (to me). Some are random coding experiments. Another is an App store reject.

    These apps expire when your developer provisions expire. So you have to keep renewing your account annually and periodically get updated provisions, if you want to keep these personal apps running (on a stock OS iPhone).

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