Minor wishing to develop

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  1. Salmanius

    Salmanius Member

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    I just purchased a MacBook Pro (which is awesome!) with the intent of developing apps, but ive come to figure out that it requires be to me 18, which im 2.5 months from. I would rather not waste all this time waiting till im 18, and from a little research ive found that i could enter a partnership with my parents then have them drop out when i become 18. If anyone knows how that works or even a better way i would the please respond. If possible id like to sign up with their program as a company (having a company name sounds more professional) and i dont need to be able to publish apps just yet.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. SpeedyApocalypse

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    What I did is just put all of the information in my parent's names. Then I developed and published the App to their names. Essentially, they are publishing the application and I am simply developing it for them.
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    Great idea use what he said ^^^^^^^
  4. Salmanius

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    Id rather have my name/or a company name instead of theirs.
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    lauNchD Well-Known Member

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    1. If it's just 2.5 months, you can just go ahead and develop your apps anyway. When you've learned enough coding and you're finished with your app, you can apply to the developer program. If your device is jailbroken, you can install your apps without a valid signature.
    2. I'm not even close to 18 (depending on what you percieve as 'close'

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    ), and I managed to register, even with my minor (so no loans) bank account and my real name. Apple probably doesn't have any time/resources to do background checks on every developer, at least in Germany.
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    BTW: You can choose your company/"artist" name, but your real name (or whatever name you registered yourself with) will always appear in iTunes in the Seller field.
  6. Pelaez-1

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    Yeah, I think the best way to go would be to learn to develop with only the simulator, and when you are over 18, pay for the program, just go to developer.apple.com/iphone, register, and download the SDK.

    It's advisable that you learn before paying the 100 bucks so you take advantage of the money you pay.
  7. Salmanius

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    Which simulator are you talking about?

    And is there a way to acquire the SDK (legally) without joining the program?
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    My brother put the SDK on my Mac and I'm not a dev. Idk if he did it legally though. I think you can download it without registering.
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    The SDK includes a simulator in which you can test your programs.

    It requires you to register, but not to pay, to use it.
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    Communati0n New Member

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    doesn't the sdk come legally with the mac. if not, u can download it from the official site. i think u can still use it to develop apps but not sell them on the store

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