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I’m an iPhone Developer!

I just received the notification from Apple that my application to join the iPhone Developer Program was approved!  Celebrate with me!  Hurray!  I just sent Apple $99!

I’m an official iPhone developer now, and am submitting my first application – I’ll tell you more when it gets approved.

My first app is pretty simple and straightforward, but it let me explore iPhone UI, graphics, sound, touch, and the accelerometer. I’ll share some of the things I learned and the problems I had in doing that development, and also the process of getting it published in the AppStore.

I’m looking forward to various milestones, and I’ll let you know if/when I meet them (and yes, they’ll take more than the simple app I’ve already written…):

  • First app published
  • First sale
  • First compensation from Apple
  • Pay for the iPhone development book I bought ($25)
  • Take my very patient wife to dinner ($50)
  • Pay for the cost of Developer program registration ($99)
  • Pay the cost of business registration and Dev program registration ($44)
  • Pay for my iPhone ($230 – used, with a cracked screen)
  • Pay for my MacBook ($600 used) and larger hard drive ($60)
  • Be self-employed (significant, ??? sustainable income…)

Any guesses when I can reach those milestones?

I know, it’s not fair to make you guess until you see the released application and what else I develop, but it could be fun anyway…


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