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Anticipation - Talyn - Jul 13, 2008 02:00 PM

Not sure if this is covered in the NDA, but how long did you guys have to wait for entry into the iPhone Dev Program? I've been awaiting a reply for an inordinate amount of time and getting angry and anxious.


Anticipation - AnotherJake - Jul 13, 2008 02:04 PM

Yes, it is frustrating. I applied back when the beta started and they finally processed me and let me in yesterday (or the day before? ... time is already blurring...). When did you sign up?


Anticipation - AndyKorth - Jul 13, 2008 02:09 PM

I signed up months and months ago and got in almost immediately. No idea why.


Anticipation - OneSadCookie - Jul 13, 2008 02:13 PM

Unless you have a product ready to ship, why do you care whether they've accepted you yet or not?


Anticipation - Skorche - Jul 13, 2008 02:13 PM

I hate to say it, but I think that it's largely random. The good news:
http://www.macrumors.com/2008/07/12/apple-opening-up-iphone-developer-program/


Anticipation - Talyn - Jul 13, 2008 02:18 PM

OneSadCookie Wrote:Unless you have a product ready to ship, why do you care whether they've accepted you yet or not?

Good question, so that begs the answer that I'm waiting on them to launch my product.


Anticipation - AnotherJake - Jul 13, 2008 02:45 PM

OneSadCookie Wrote:Unless you have a product ready to ship, why do you care whether they've accepted you yet or not?

That's a good point, but there are actually important differences between the simulator and the device: specifically in my case, the simulator doesn't simulate actual finger touches. Since I've now been able to test on an actual device, I'm having to redo a critical game element and all its graphics, which I thought would work, which is turning out to be quite a hassle. Would've been better to have the device on-hand (nice pun huh?).


Anticipation - FlamingHairball - Jul 13, 2008 02:52 PM

So when you pay the 100 $ fee you get a device to test on?


Anticipation - AnotherJake - Jul 13, 2008 02:55 PM

Hairball183 Wrote:So when you pay the 100 $ fee you get a device to test on?
No. You have to purchase your own iPhone or iPod Touch to develop on.

BTW, I bought an iPod Touch when the beta started so that I could at least take screenshots of my game in the simulator and then transfer them to the iPod to see if the proportions worked out right. That was very handy indeed, but not nearly as cool as the real-deal.


Anticipation - reubert - Jul 13, 2008 03:16 PM

AnotherJake Wrote:BTW, I bought an iPod Touch when the beta started so that I could at least take screenshots of my game in the simulator and then transfer them to the iPod to see if the proportions worked out right. That was very handy indeed, but not nearly as cool as the real-deal.

Ah yes, for "testing purposes". I just bought a 3G for "testing purposes" too!

Just kidding... it is important to remember that pixels are much smaller on the device. A big visible thing on the simulator can easily be lost on an actual device, so I can see how that would be useful.


Anticipation - AnotherJake - Jul 13, 2008 03:21 PM

Ha! Yeah, I wasn't actually planning on getting one at first, but my buddy managed to "twist my arm" into it. Wink His argument was that I really needed to play with the actual thing so that I'd get a feel for how it's supposed to look and feel. I have to admit he was right about that. Plus it turned out to be even cooler than I thought. Since the day I got the Touch, my iPod Video has been relegated to expensive portable 80 GB hard drive. Kinda sad actually... Darn Apple and their progress!


Anticipation - Talyn - Jul 13, 2008 07:44 PM

Any idea what it would take to remove yourself from the dev program?


Anticipation - OneSadCookie - Jul 13, 2008 07:53 PM

Just let it lapse at the end of the year if you've already paid, I don't see what you'd gain by getting out earlier. You will of course still be bound by the NDAs you've signed.


Anticipation - FlamingHairball - Jul 13, 2008 08:01 PM

reubert Wrote:Ah yes, for "testing purposes". I just bought a 3G for "testing purposes" too!

Just kidding...

LOLLOLLOL

* FlamingHairball is envious


Anticipation - Talyn - Jul 13, 2008 08:02 PM

OneSadCookie Wrote:Just let it lapse at the end of the year if you've already paid, I don't see what you'd gain by getting out earlier. You will of course still be bound by the NDAs you've signed.

I meant more of if I didn't mean to enter the program in the first place. What do you suppose would be best course of action for getting a refund?