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George S-T
George S-T
6,624 Points

You have to pay to install your own app?!

I just got to the device installation video, and it's telling me that you must sign up for the developer program which is $99 to install your app on your own phone? Even just for personal use and testing?

Im pretty annoyed at this, as I don't intent to distribute my apps, but just play with them.

So they know who is developing and you get a lot of help from Apple too. Plus your target audience is immense.

3 Answers

use a android


George S-T
George S-T
6,624 Points

Adam Sackfield How do you mean your target audience is immense? Would lots of people get your app without having to advertise it etc.?

Holger Liesegang
Holger Liesegang
50,595 Points

At least your potential target audience, George Symes-Thompson.

And, well, it's Apple's world...you're just living in it :-)

And yeah, some of these things are definitely at best annoying but you might as well accept these as part of your life as an iOS Developer :)

Kind Regards Holger

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