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Learning Mobile App Development: A Hands-on Guide to Building Apps with iOS and Android by Michael Eierman, Jakob Iversen

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Apple Developer Programs

As mentioned earlier, Xcode is free to download and use, but you can only test your apps on the iOS Simulator. To test on a device or submit to the App Store, you need a developer account. Apple offers four developer programs for iOS development: iOS Developer Program (individual), iOS Developer Program (Company), iOS Developer Enterprise Program, and iOS Developer University Program.

Table B.1 outlines some of the significant differences among the programs. In short, the biggest differences are that the iOS Developer program lets you distribute apps through the App Store, Enterprise program lets you distribute apps to users within your company without having to go through Apple, and the University program allows for ...

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