After months of waiting, I received this email from Apple just a few minutes ago:
Thank you for applying to the iPhone Developer Program.
We have reviewed the information you submitted when you initiated your program enrollment request and we are ready to instruct you on the steps required to complete the enrollment process.
Please click here to review and agree to the Standard License Agreement. You must execute this agreement prior to completing the purchase and activation process for the iPhone Developer Program.
Once you complete and activate your purchase, your enrollment will be complete.
iPhone Developer Program
I guess now that the App Store is live, they can let more people into the program. Now I guess I’ll have to re-download the SDK and pony up.
Oh man, this is just too cool. I switched to WordPress just a few days ago and today I see that they have an iPhone blogging client that should be released “soon.” Just one more thing telling me that I made the right decision picking WordPress.
After spending way too much time last night going through the App Store, I finally went to bed. But not before I took some screenshots of everything installed on my iPhone. (That’s another cool feature of iPhone 2.0: screenshots. To take one, hold down the round button on the front, and then press the power button. The screen will flash white, and then the image shows up in your photos. Very nice.)
I will most likely uninstall at least a few of the apps, as they either aren’t that great, or they require registration at some website that I’m not sure about. Anyway, have a look.
You can click on each one to see a larger version. I still can’t install apps from within iTunes, though. All of those apps I installed from the iPhone itself. The standout apps, so far, include
- Mobile Flickr
- Box Office
- Twitterific (though I wish it had separate tabs for replies and direct messages)
- PhoneSaber (Thomas especially likes this one)