Joining Apple Developer Program for Class

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by zim, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. zim macrumors 65816

    zim

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    Hi.. hopefully this is the right location.

    I need to join the Apple Developer program for a class and was wondering if anyone had thoughts on the pros and cons to using my current Apple ID or if I should create a new one? If I create a new Apple ID would it screw up my iPad and iPod Touch?—I don't have a dedicated device for the class and I know I can only change IDs... every 30 days?

    I should also note that the class is enrolled in the University iOS developer program so I just need the free developer registration.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!
     
  2. lloyddean macrumors 6502a

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    You're more likely to have difficulties if you have more than one Apple-ID.
     
  3. xStep macrumors 68000

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    You Apple ID is not connected to a specific device. The devices you can use you set up in your developer account. I'm not sure what you are talking about changing IDs every 30 days.

    I can't recall why, but I did make a separate Apple ID for the paid developer enrollment.

    You can register for a free developer account, but you can't distribute your code onto a device, unless you jailbreak it. I'm not familiar with those details. The $99 enrollment allows you up to 100 devices if I recall right.
     
  4. zim thread starter macrumors 65816

    zim

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    The program that the school has is different than the paid iOS development program. As a school they were given a free license for the purpose of teaching—we are allowed to develop and distribute within the class but on the app store nor are we allowed to sell the apps.

    I guess what I am asking is as a developer do I need to associate the ID with my device? If so.. as lloyddean stated.. it will cause issues, especially with the new iCloud.. correct?
     
  5. eyefoniac macrumors 6502

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    Personally, I would stick with one Apple ID. Easier for me to keep up with
     
  6. zim thread starter macrumors 65816

    zim

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    Thank you for the replies.. I'll stick with the one ID as suggested.
     

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