Do I need a Apple Developer Account to publish my app for iOS devices?
Created by: Dmitri Lisita
Modified on: Sat, 9 Jul, 2016 at 4:58 PM
One of the first question when
you get started as a developer of iOS mobile applications is whether or not you
need to be registered with Apple Developers program?
The short answer is YES, but at the very beginning it is not
necessary to enroll in Apple Developer program till you don't have an app ready
to publish. It is enough to be registered on Apple and use non-paid developer
certificates for testing purposes. Or using KickApp iOS previewer application you can
easily test in real time all your apps look & feel, send push
notifications, update content, change app style and much more amazing features.
Once you are happy with the content of your app it is time to
submit your app to Apple Store, so it is time to enroll with Apple Developer
Program (if you're not already a member) and prepare all required certificates
for application submission.
Apple Developer Program (iTunes App Store) - ($99/year)
Once you decide to
make your app for iPhone/iPad, it must be available in the iTunes App Store for iOS
for users to download. Apple developer program has this requirement in place to
protect iOS users as well as to regulate what type of content is available for
iPhones and iPads. The cost is $99 per year for the Apple developer license which
allows you to publish unlimited apps on the iTunes App Store (each app on
KickApp requires to be covered by a subscription plan).
Unfortunately, there are no alternatives for
making your app available besides the one that Apple provides. For more
information about signing up for an Apple Developer Account with your Apple ID,
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