So I’m finally going to get into Mac and iOS development.

A few days ago I signed up with Apple to become a developer of Apple OS X and iOS apps. I’m going to be doing this on my own, I’m just getting started.

Even after I paid my $198.00 to register with Apple, I’m still not fully active yet. I got my codes but then when I tried to activate the account I was told there was a problem. Of course they didn’t tell me the exact resolution for the issue, but only said I needed to contact them. I tried, but still haven’t got a response. A day or so later I decided to see what I could get to on Apple’s developer portal and only then was I able to find out what I needed to do. I had to download a PDF form, fill in some information, have it notarized and then FAX (yes FAX) it back to them. It’s all about them making sure I am who I say I am.

Because I couldn’t download the Xcode 4 development tool (for free as a developer) I decided to go ahead and by it from the Mac App Store ($4.99). This way I could be sure it’s kept up to date too.

I’m now trying to determine the best way for me to store my source code so that it is easily available on either of my Macbooks. I’m thinking of using drop box, but I need to do more research before I commit. I guess I could start out using Dropbox as a storage location for my learning apps without much hassle.

One Reply to “So I’m finally going to get into Mac and iOS development.”

  1. I’ve been using Dropbox for a while to keep my various paper consistent across my boxes. It seems to work pretty good for that purpose (and since I use LaTeX for most of my writing it is actually source code). I had been using Ubuntu One (not a obvious choice if one is doing OSX and iOS development) but I prefer dropbox since it lets me know when it is changing thing and I have had fewer conflicts and it seems to sync faster.

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