How to Become an Apple Developer

Apple has two developer programs that will help you become an Apple Developer; The iPhone Developer program and the Mac Developer Program. The following article outlines the steps needed to get started.

Steps

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    The first thing you will want to do is visit the Apple Developer's website.
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    Download one or more of the SDKs (software developer kits).
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    Search Google or your favorite search engine for tutorials on developing for the iPhone or the Mac.
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    Download the sample code that is available on the Apple website.
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    Possess some Apple electronics. You will need a Mac and for iPhone developers, an iPhone.
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    Practice with the sample code. Experiment and start building on the knowledge that you will need to start your own application.

Tips

  • Getting the SDK is free. To publish an app on the App store you will need a developer account. There are two choices. Standard for $99 and Enterprise for $299
  • You do not have to join the program before getting the SDK and seeing if this is going to be for you.
  • Find some good support sites:

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Categories: Mac