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App Dev < 18?

01-31-2010, 02:09 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,070
App Dev < 18?

Hi there!
I'm in the middle of reading some books about Obj C and how to create iDevice apps and this stuff. I also own a mac already, so I'll be ready to start coding some smaller things pretty soon.

There's one last thing that I am thinking about again and again:
As I am under 18, I am legally not allowed to sign up for a dev account. What should I do?
01-31-2010, 02:16 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 2,437
lie about your age.....

01-31-2010, 02:18 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,449
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Originally Posted by goldglover411 View Post
lie about your age.....
Um...I would not suggest that. Perhaps you have a close friend that could make the account for you.
01-31-2010, 02:21 PM
#4
Joined: Aug 2009
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Is it possible to change the information about the account owner later? So for example my father signs up and pays 99$, and when I'm 18 i can change the contact information to my personal information?
01-31-2010, 02:23 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2009
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Originally Posted by Vingdoloras View Post
Is it possible to change the information about the account owner later? So for example my father signs up and pays 99$, and when I'm 18 i can change the contact information to my personal information?
If the info can be changed, thats a good idea. Maybe you should pm a developer on this site to ask if thats possible.
01-31-2010, 02:25 PM
#6
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 515
Maybe you can get one of your parents to sign up for you?
01-31-2010, 02:34 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by shen View Post
Maybe you can get one of your parents to sign up for you?
Thats what I'm thinking about, but I would like to be able to change the personal things later, so I am independant from my parents later and don't have to do everything I do through them (having one account now with my parents and then making one when I'm 18 is not a solution. I may have a paid app out before I'm 18, and I don't want the customers to be forced to buy it again because of a new dev account...)
01-31-2010, 02:42 PM
#8
Don't sign up if you're less than 18. I did, and then somehow they found out and a guy from Cupertino called and he was high up in iPhone Dev. He suspended my account and I had to transfer it to my parents; now I have to switch it back to my ownership next month. At least I have a connection to someone high up in the ranks. I have the direct line phone number that goes straight to his office! And he was really cool about the whole process.

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01-31-2010, 02:42 PM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vingdoloras View Post
Is it possible to change the information about the account owner later? So for example my father signs up and pays 99$, and when I'm 18 i can change the contact information to my personal information?
i have seen some setup's go from private to corporate; so, it is possible. your best bet would be to get your parents to sign up on your behalf; note - that they will be the ones having all profits reported on their taxes. this will have some potential issues such as tax bracket jumping - so you need to have them think it through thoroughly.

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02-08-2010, 11:26 AM
#10
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Damn, my father tried to enroll, but he doesn't have a credit card... the support told us that there is NO other way