I have been working on my first simple iPhone game for the last couple of weeks and now that it is getting close to finished I thought it was a good time to sign up for the Apple Developer Program.
Lesson Learned: Should have started this process earlier.
I had heard the horror stories of apps taking time to be approved or going through plenty of rejections but I expected the Developer signup to be relatively straight forward… Just like any other online signup process. But apparently it can take anywhere from a few minutes to a month or more to get approved.
The problem is that they need to confirm that the business is registered and collect copies of articles of incorporation and tax numbers. It means that at some point they’ll have to call to confirm that I am legally in control of the HalOtis Inc Corporation.
Seems like a bit of overkill, but I guess they are processing payments on behalf of the company so I’m sure there are some KYC (Know Your Customer) concerns as well as helping prevent spam and fraud.
Hopefully it won’t take a month to finish this. Was planning to submit my first app into the store next week.