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iOS Build a Simple iPhone App with Swift Deploying to a Device Running on a Device

sanghyeon lee
sanghyeon lee
12,043 Points

Update: no more $99 fee, anyone with an Apple ID can test an app on their own devices.

well, this is not a question just an update for you guys. (Idk how to post tips in another way)

so the point is,

we don't need to pay $99 just to test apps on our own devices.

Check this out: "Since the inception of the iOS Developer Program, developers watching to test an app on an iPhone or iPad needed to pay Apple $99 a year for membership. Now, anyone with an Apple ID will be able to download the company’s Xcode development environment and use it to build an iOS app and test it on a device they own. It’s a big shift from the company’s previous policy, and a change that makes it easier for people to try out Apple’s platform without worrying about cost."

from: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2933052/apple-frees-casual-ios-developers-of-membership-requirement.html

Just to clarify something. This only works on Xcode 7 AFAIK (which is still in beta as of writing this), with Xcode 6.x you still have to pay the fee. But this will be a welcome change when Xcode 7 is finally released later this year.

More here https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/ios/documentation/DeveloperTools/Conceptual/WhatsNewXcode/Articles/xcode_7_0.html - see the "Free Provisioning" section

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Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,135 Points

That's awesome! I might actually start looking at iOS development now