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Time to Become an iPhone Developer

by Matthew Smith · March 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Apple Developer ProgramJust in case you missed it, Apple announced the latest OS for the iPhone (and iTouch), version 3.0, on Tuesday. It includes a ton of new features, mostly in the programming department (though copy and paste will be a welcome addition, as will the new MMS feature … no more viewmymessage.com texts!). The OS will be open to consumers in June, but is currently avaliable for registered developers (must be a paid developer, not a free one). Me, being totally impatient about this, was twittering about the OS upgrade and recieved an offer to go in on a dev team and split the cost of membership. This will give me (legal) access to the 3.0 beta OS, the 3.0 SDK, and the ability to test any software I write on the phone itself.

I’m doing it. I’ll post my thoughts when I get signed up. And who knows, maybe this will even result in some software for your iPhone!

Categories: iPhone

4 responses so far »

  • 1 David Comeaux // Mar 20, 2009 at 12:28 am

    That is awesome.

  • 2 Matthew Smith // Mar 20, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Yea, I’m pretty excited about it. They’re still filing all the paperwork with Apple, which apparently is a chore.

  • 3 Matthew Smith // Apr 1, 2009 at 8:33 am

    I’ve got the beta installed… I’ll be doing some writeups soon!

  • 4 Checking out iPhone OS 3.0 Beta // Apr 13, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    [...] the team application for an iPhone developer account was
    finally approved. I paid my portion of the fee, the team lead [...]

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