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Apple's Developer Membership Order System is broken!

Apple, you really know how to piss off developers! First you want me to pay 99$ just to be able to actually test my iPhone apps on the device then your Shop Order Form does not allow me to set it to English if I’m not living in the US/UK and to top it all your Order system is broken and thanks to that I’m now stuck at a “Thank you for your enrollment!” page without ever having enrolled into anything nor having bought the membership. Worse, you don’t allow me to re-apply the product to the shopping basket so that I might actually be able to buy it!

That’s right, I cannot buy the dev membership now because Apple’s site is obviously broken and thinks I’ve already bought the membership. An advice: DON’T leave the address fill-out page or empty your shopping cart! You will not have a chance later to come back and reach the page that puts the product into your cart.

But enough rant for today! I think I go and write some ActionScript … which is much more fun … and it’s FREE!

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  1. January 4th, 2009 at 01:49 | #1

    Well you described reason why I am looking in direction of jailbroken development :) Apple terms are too restrictive after almost any other platform :)

  2. January 10th, 2009 at 13:04 | #2

    Yea jailbreaking might be an alternative but my goal was to sell some apps/games on App Store and make some money. That’s actually a good thing about it (or it looks like that). However I’m now waiting for over a week for an answer from Apple for even the Dev Membership! This slow and disorganized behavior from Apple slowly starts to spoil it for me.

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