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Can I create and publish an iPhone app by building it in a second hand Mac?

I have never published an app to app store. I have a chance to buy an apple mac from someone. Is it possible to use that to publish to app store? What if the first owner was also a developer? If ...
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Is there any way to get faster app reviews?

I am trying to build a business around an iPhone app. The app will be our main sales channel, and being able to adapt the sales channel faster than the 9-10 days delay cause by the app review times is ...
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Current iOS version/device statistics?

The answer to this SO question has become stale: iOS version/device statistics - where can i find? because time currency wasn't part of that question, and iOS version updates have been release since ...
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Logistics of becoming a iOS development Firm

We've had a lot of success in our company with the iOS apps that we have made that we are now looking at branching out and offering our services to people who want iPhone/iPad applications made for ...
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How to write a good app store description? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to improve the quality of app descriptions I've just finished writing an iPhone app, and I've completed everything on my app store submission checklist except the ...
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1answer
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App Store: Why did I get paid less than it says in iTunes Connect? [closed]

Ok so not really a programming question... but it is very relevant for any non-US Apple Devs. - Basically, iTunesConnect lists my last payment as $248 NZ (I live in NZ, I signed the basic US tax ...
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Revenue sharing with customer who is unable to pay development fee

I have a potential customer who has an idea for an ipad application but is unable to find sufficient fundings for this. One idea that came up is that I do the work either for free or for a minor fee ...
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do I need French export compliance approval to submit an iOS app that uses encryption? [closed]

My company just (5th July 2011) received the following email from Apple: Starting in the first week of July, apps that meet the following criteria are required to comply with French ...
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How often should one update an app with a new version?

I've created my own iPhone app which is presently in the App Store. What is the maximum period that should pass without a new version update? What is the average time span between version releases? ...
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Is it worth the experience gained by publishing a simple app on the App Store?

Eg. Another stupid Fart app or something of that sort. Not for money or recognition or anything else except maybe the experience you get from it. Are there any caveats one should be a aware of before ...
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1answer
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How do I give a free copy of my iPhone app?

I'm just about done writing an iPhone application and submit it to the App Store for approval. I'm going to sell the app for a price, but I'd like to be able to give out a few free copies on ...
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1answer
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Is having decrypted compressed files in iPhone is a problem on submission?

I am about to submit an iPhone application. I do download Encrypted Zip files from a remote server and of course I do decrypt the files to view them to the user. Does that mean I need to answer YES ...
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Any hard evidence on how much smart phone app developers have actually earned?

I am considering making a smart phone app. Before I start, I want to see whether it is worthwhile at all. Unfortunatelly, I find it very hard to find any hard evidence on how much the developers of ...
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iPhone App Store Release Question

I am developing an Application its purpose to view uploaded files on the host server, and it has a credentials that will be entered on the Login Page to authenticate the user. When I post my ...
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Moment to release an app to the App Store

Is there a good moment to release an app? Is there a bad moment to release an app? For example, maybe Spring/Summer won't get as many sales as the Fall/ Winter. In the sense that kids getting out of ...
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iPhone app store — adding ads to free app

I have a free app in the store. I am considering an update. It would add some additional options, but also ads. I am curious if anyone else has done this, and if so what was the reaction. Did it ...
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App in Mac app Store free for those who already have downloaded the iphone version?

I want the people who are using my iphone app to be able to download the Mac version(From the Mac app store) for free? and others pay for it! possible? any Ideas how to implement this?
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Ethics of soliciting App store app reviews? [closed]

I see more than a few developers soliciting 5-star ratings and good reviews for their App store apps, in their blogs, websites, app store descriptions, even dialogs that pop-up in the app after you've ...