Small question prior to learning coding and developing

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Mitchel, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Mitchel macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    Just a short question:

    Is it possible to program apps and install them ONLY on my OWN iPhone/iPad WITHOUT paying the 99$ fee to Apple?

    The reason is that I am interested in programming and I would like to create some experimental apps just for myself. I don't want to make money or submit apps to the App Store (yet) and logically I wouldn't like to have to pay 99$...

    Have nice day! :)
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Officially? 100% no. It may be possible on a jailbroken device but as I have absolutely no interest in that I can't be sure.
     
  3. Mitchel, Jun 15, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011

    Mitchel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, robbieduncan!

    So you have to pay just to INSTALL apps you made yourself on your own device?! Why? To prevent apps from being distributed outside of the App Store?

    How is the process then? Does having a paid developer account unlock certain features in Xcode?

    Another question: is possible to program apps and then simulate them on a mac?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    All apps must be digitally signed to run on a device. Paying gets you a digital signing identity that the phone will accept.

    You can run apps in the simulator without paying.
     
  5. jnoxx macrumors 65816

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    I'd go for the simulator if u are QQing abou the 99$ :)
    Just select the iPhone/iPad simulator within Xcode, and tadaa.
    Don't forget some things aren't possible within there. (features).
    ALso memory management can't be tested via there.
     
  6. ViviUO macrumors 6502

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    It is done via code signing certificates.

    Yes, but you will not have access to camera, gyro, gps, and a few other key features.
     

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