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How easy is it to get OUT of the developer program?

03-12-2009, 01:29 PM
#1
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How easy is it to get OUT of the developer program?

I have just read through the extensive License agreement for the developer program, and found where they mention your contract can be terminated if you don't abide by the rules etc, but what about if you just want to stop paying your $99 per year? Is it easy to do? I am aware your apps would be removed from the store once this is done (well I'd assume so anyway).
I just want to know I can get out of something once I am in it.
03-12-2009, 01:32 PM
#2
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You can't. You MUST develop for Apple. jk

I don't know if anyone knows what the renewal process is like yet. We'll find out when we actually have to renew and Apple has a system prepared to use.

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03-12-2009, 01:34 PM
#3
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Hehe.

So you have to renew each year? So perhaps then there is an option to NOT renew, therefore terminating your contract, and removing your apps from the store, and Apple not taking $99 from you for the following year.
03-12-2009, 01:36 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by RPGGuy View Post
You can't. You MUST develop for Apple. jk
LoL, yeah once you complete the registration apple sends you an e-mail saying "We now own you, and everything you will ever create. That includes your first born child."

No, I'm pretty sure if you stop submitting apps and stop paying them they will just terminate your account.

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03-12-2009, 03:13 PM
#5
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We're getting close to the actual first renewal time... so we'll know more soon.

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03-12-2009, 03:17 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by PoV View Post
We're getting close to the actual first renewal time... so we'll know more soon.
Thanks PoV. Please keep us posted. I am sure I am not the only one interested.
03-12-2009, 10:08 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by wastedyuthe View Post
Thanks PoV. Please keep us posted. I am sure I am not the only one interested.
I'm definitely interested. When is renewal time? Around May-ish?

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03-13-2009, 02:10 AM
#8
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I'm guessing renewal time is one year after you signed up?

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03-13-2009, 09:10 AM
#9
Joined: Mar 2009
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I'm definitely interested. When is renewal time? Around May-ish?
Well the first iPhone devs got in during March 2008, but I've read that Apple is going to have a 90 day grace period (probably due to their inability to keep up with demand).

So it looks like June would be the actual cut-off date for the people that got in right away.