Signing up for Apple Developer Program from India: Part 1

Day 1, 16/6/15: After about 6 months of learning iOS development, Swift and SpriteKit I have finally made my first game app for iOS, BugRun thats basically a game that resembles a somewhat familiar flash game. Now that I have most of the app working I decided to sign up for the Apple Developer program today.  The steps I have done till now were pretty straightforward but I don’t really have much of an idea what is the next step.

So you basically go to https://developer.apple.com, the developers site for Apple. Click on “Programs” on the top and the click on “Enroll”. The next page explains the two types of developers you could sign up as – an Individual or an Organization. I obviously signed up as an Individual. Just followed the steps through, entered by mobile number, address, the credit card information, billing address. However after entering the card details and clicking on the final pay button I was taken to a page that said

“Thank You.

We are processing your order and will send you an activation email when it’s ready. Please note that it may take up to two (2) business days to process your order.”

and showed me the payment information. Although after clicking on pay button I wasn’t redirected to any payment gateway or asked for the credit card password/OTP and also no amount has been deducted from the card. Well I suppose they will first be processing this enrollment for a couple of days. And also I used a credit card of my father’s name which I guess may cause some delay too. I have also received an email from Apple which says “Order Acknowledgement. We’ve received your order request.”.

Well, I guess I just have to wait for a couple of days to hear from them again and get my account activated. In case you applied recently too or are applying do share your experience too. I will keep you posted with my progress here. Stay Tuned.

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