What you need to know
- Apple is making it easier for people to sign up to be an App Store developer via the Apple Developer app.
- Developers in Canada, France, India, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, and Spain can now sign up in-app.
Apple has added seven new countries (opens in new tab) to those that allow developers to sign up to the Apple Developer Program via the Apple Developer app. As of now, developers in Canada, France, India, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, and Spain can all join the program without having to visit the Apple website. It's now easier than ever to get apps into the App Store.
Apple says that the whole enrollment process can be done in-app, with auto-renewable subscriptions ensuring that developers won't have to remember to sign up again in a year's time.
Developers need to be registered in order to be able to push apps into the App Store. The program costs $99 per year.
Anyone signing up to the developer program now could do worse than pick up the best Mac for Xcode, too. Anything running one of Apple's beefy new M1 processors should do the trick!
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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