“Apple on Wednesday released Xcode 4 for free to its registered developers, while everyone else can purchase the development environment for Mac OS X and iOS from the Mac App Store for $4.99,” AppleInsider reports. “‘Xcode 4 has been streamlined to help you write better apps,’ Apple said. ‘It has unified user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging all within a single window. The Xcode IDE analyzes the details of your project to identify mistakes in both syntax and logic, it can even help fix your code for you.'”
“The release of Xcode 4 for $4.99 on the Mac App Store will allow non-registered developers to tinker with the development platform, or create their own Mac applications outside of the App Store,” AppleInsider reports. “However, to submit a Mac or iOS application to the App Store still requires membership to the Mac or iOS Developer Program. Testing an iOS application on a mobile device also requires a developer subscription.
AppleInsider reports, “The Mac Developer Program was discounted a year ago to $99 per year.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Good news: No more NDA restrictions, more developers, and more public collaboration!
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