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                      WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?
                 ...
The iPhone is a revolutionary handset. But it is also
    the key to a virtual gold mine — the iTunes App
    Store, where...
“I’m not going to be a millionaire in the next
    month, but I’d be shocked if it didn’t happen at the
    end of the yea...
BUSINESS PLAN

       1. Build an iPhone app.
       2. Put it on the App Store.
       3. Profit!


© 2009 Nathan Eror & F...
THE APP STORE
© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
THE BAD NEWS

© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
50,000+ APPS

© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
13,000+ DEVS

© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
11 MONTHS

© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
4,071 NEW APPS
         THIS MONTH!
© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
254 / DAY

© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
THE GOOD NEWS


© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
30,000,000+ DEVICES


© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
APPLE HANDLES
                      THE DETAILS

© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
EXECUTE THE PLAN


© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
1. BUILD AN IPHONE APP


© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
GET YOUR HARDWARE




                                         A Mac   iPhone or iPod Touch


© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Ti...
ENROLL IN THE PROGRAM




© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
GET YOUR SOFTWARE




© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
Objective-C         Xcode



    WRITE YOUR CODE
              Interface Builder          GDB



© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free...
1. BUILD AN IPHONE APP
     •    Get your hardware

           •    A Mac

           •    An iPhone or iPod Touch

     •...
2. PUT IT ON THE APP STORE



© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
PROGRAM PORTAL




© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
ITUNES CONNECT




© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
2. PUT IT ON THE APP STORE
     •    Accept the contract agreements on iTunes Connect (do this as early as possible)

    ...
3. PROFIT!

© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN


© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
TIPS FROM THE TRENCHES
     •    Apply for the program and sign the contracts early!

     •    Follow iPhone developers o...
SHOW AND TELL

© 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
THANK YOU
                                                Nathan Eror
                                          neror@free...
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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? - What it Takes to Become an iPhone Developer

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Since the opening of the iPhone app store, many developers have turned themselves into true success stories. While these stories are more exception than rule, their telling has inspired countless others to give iPhone development a shot. The app store is a revolution in software distribution, and it gives independent developers the power to make their own success. If you are considering becoming an iPhone developer, or if you are just curious what it's all about, this session is for you. You will learn how to get the SDK, how to join the iPhone developer program and some common iPhone business models. We will also look at the technical side of iPhone development and get a look at the tools of the SDK. Since this session falls on the day of the release of iPhone OS 3.0, we will also get a good look at the new features in the OS and SDK that enable even more rapid development and new business models.

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  1. 1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eperales/143729787/ WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? What it Takes to Become an iPhone Developer © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  2. 2. The iPhone is a revolutionary handset. But it is also the key to a virtual gold mine — the iTunes App Store, where independent developers can become multimillionaires in just a year. [WIRED 9/19/08] © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  3. 3. “I’m not going to be a millionaire in the next month, but I’d be shocked if it didn’t happen at the end of the year. If it weren’t for taxes I would be a millionaire right now.” [Ethan Nicholas - developer of iShoot in WIRED 2/12/09] © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  4. 4. BUSINESS PLAN 1. Build an iPhone app. 2. Put it on the App Store. 3. Profit! © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  5. 5. THE APP STORE © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  6. 6. THE BAD NEWS © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  7. 7. 50,000+ APPS © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  8. 8. 13,000+ DEVS © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  9. 9. 11 MONTHS © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  10. 10. 4,071 NEW APPS THIS MONTH! © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  11. 11. 254 / DAY © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  12. 12. THE GOOD NEWS © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  13. 13. 30,000,000+ DEVICES © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  14. 14. APPLE HANDLES THE DETAILS © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  15. 15. EXECUTE THE PLAN © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  16. 16. 1. BUILD AN IPHONE APP © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  17. 17. GET YOUR HARDWARE A Mac iPhone or iPod Touch © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  18. 18. ENROLL IN THE PROGRAM © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  19. 19. GET YOUR SOFTWARE © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  20. 20. Objective-C Xcode WRITE YOUR CODE Interface Builder GDB © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  21. 21. 1. BUILD AN IPHONE APP • Get your hardware • A Mac • An iPhone or iPod Touch • Enroll in the Apple Developer Program • Sign up for the free program at http://developer.apple.com/iphone/ • Apply for the Standard Developer Program - $99 • Get your software • Download the free iPhone SDK from http://developer.apple.com/iphone/ • Write your code © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  22. 22. 2. PUT IT ON THE APP STORE © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  23. 23. PROGRAM PORTAL © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  24. 24. ITUNES CONNECT © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  25. 25. 2. PUT IT ON THE APP STORE • Accept the contract agreements on iTunes Connect (do this as early as possible) • Create a Distribution Profile at the Program Portal • Build and sign your final app • Add your app in iTunes Connect: • Fill in your app details • Add icons and screenshots • Choose your pricing tier • Choose the stores (countries) you want to sell in © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  26. 26. 3. PROFIT! © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  27. 27. YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  28. 28. TIPS FROM THE TRENCHES • Apply for the program and sign the contracts early! • Follow iPhone developers on Twitter • Spend some time with the official documentation • Don’t be afraid to ask questions • Resources: • http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=p3LA_Q08eM-VAAyq03ZSjYQ • http://www.mobileorchard.com/ • http://148apps.biz/ • http://pinchmedia.com/ • Google © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  29. 29. SHOW AND TELL © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios
  30. 30. THANK YOU Nathan Eror neror@freetimestudios.com http://twitter.com/freetimestudios http://twitter.com/neror http://www.freetimestudios.com http://www.neror.com © 2009 Nathan Eror & Free Time Studios

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