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Archive for February 2009

Yesterday, I looked at iTunes connect and saw that my contracts had been approved.  I quickly opened iTunes and searched for “PIMP” and bam there was Pimpifier in all its glory.  Go download and enjoy.  It is sure to bring you some laughs for a buck.

I have submitted the application for approval..lets see what happens.

After I signed up for my developer account, I received my verification email within a few hours.  It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  I clicked the verification link and was taken to the developer portal.  There is actually a lot of useful information regarding building an application and preparing it for the AppStore.  I worked on getting my provisioning profile setup and even did some Ad Hoc builds for some guys around the office to test out the ease of distributing the app.  There is no way I could remember the steps involved, but the portal has a great step by step guide to getting it all setup and running.

After working on an iPhone app at the office…I decided to build my own iPhone app and take a stab at getting something into the AppStore.  I already have an apple id and had the iPhone sdk, so nothing to do there.  In order to distribute the application you need to pay for a developer account, so I just went to and signed in and “applied” for my developer account.  Going through the ordering process was very cludgy. After filling in some information, Apple in all their glory dumps me into a “Other people also bought this” which was a list of apple products.  I was very confused.  I am trying to apply to get a developer account and you want me to buy a 1tb hard drive?? Wtf!?!  I thought I lost my session or something.  I think thought..maybe it put it in my shopping cart or something.  Clicking on my shopping cart revealed my developer account as an item in my shopping cart.  I began the checkout process and then realized I had to pay TAX on this crap. Huh?  Yeah my 99 registration was 107 and some change.  Ok ok, thats cool.  I’ll get my email telling me I can login or get a verification link or something…nope nuthin, nada, zilch.  We’ll see whats next..

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