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8-Feb-18 12:07pm
#1
bill
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews

My Apple Developer Program Membership is due to expire on Feb 24 or so.

I needed it to release the GTZ app for ios last year.

I haven't updated the app in months (it seems fine/stable, no plans to work on it more at this point).
There aren't that many people using it.

I'm not sure it's worth the $99/year for the Apple dev membership.

If I don't renew, the app will still work for people who have it installed. But, I think it will get removed from the itunes store.

I don't think the Android store is like this. I think Android had a one time $25 developer fee, so it's all set.

I could just pay it and shut up, but I'm cheap and it annoys me that Apple wants this money every year.

Opinions?
8-Feb-18 12:56pm
#2
tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews

every year? that's evil. doesn't seem worth it. I have it but I still usually just use chrome.

8-Feb-18 3:41pm
#3
Grenadier
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews

See, we told you doing the app wasn't worth it. smile
9-Feb-18 4:12pm
#4
Dasgessabel
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

I haven't ever used the app, personally, and I'm iOS. Unless you have a huge subset of people with pitchforks (which I doubt you would), I say let it go. I may go download it just to have it before it goes away though.
9-Feb-18 6:42pm
#5
bill
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews

Yeah, grab it now if you have any interest. It's free!

I think the main thing it's good for is native notifications on your phone for GTZ stuff...
10-Feb-18 11:08am
#6
John
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Indeed. I'm not a big fan of the Android app -- I prefer desktop or even Mobile. But it is very nice for quick notifications. yes

EDIT: Not because there is anything wrong with the app! I just mean that in general for MOST apps. yes
10-Feb-18 12:46pm
#7
Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 850 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

Do we really need an app?

10-Feb-18 1:13pm
#8
tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews

i think with the very well functioning mobile site the loss of the app wouldnt be as big a thing as having to pay a hundo a year to keep it listed.

i use old layout even on mobile lol. but for those that want a mobile phone solution. ive never had an iphone til last week when work gave us one for work email etc, we always had android or blackberry before, but i downloaded the app and its nice, but nothing id want bill to have to shell a hundred a year for if that cost is all on him


10-Feb-18 1:17pm
#9
Lunar
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 850 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

tonymack21 wrote:
i use old layout even on mobile lol.
I think it's because we are old.

10-Feb-18 1:18pm
#10
tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews

Lunar wrote:
tonymack21 wrote:> i use old layout even on mobile lol. > I think it's because we are old.
its def because we are old. i miss the internet in general looking this way. i thought it was cleaner and easier to navigate. but again, old lol


10-Feb-18 2:04pm
#11
bill
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews

I have no regrets doing the app. It was an interesting experience and decent bucket list item ("I made an app!" - put that on my tombstone and smoke it). I don't think it ever made much business sense to do it, but that's basically true for GTZ in general (the whole thing has been a terrible business idea... but it has been fun!) Such is life.
10-Feb-18 2:58pm
#12
Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

tonymack21 wrote:
i think with the very well functioning mobile site the loss of the app wouldnt be as big a thing as having to pay a hundo a year to keep it listed. i use old layout even on mobile lol. but for those that want a mobile phone solution. ive never had an iphone til last week when work gave us one for work email etc, we always had android or blackberry before, but i downloaded the app and its nice, but nothing id want bill to have to shell a hundred a year for if that cost is all on him
How? My phone always defaults to the mobile site. I'm a phone noob though. image
10-Feb-18 2:59pm
#13
tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews

thats good, it is pretty cool, i just hate the thought of you having to pay a hundred bucks a year for it

10-Feb-18 3:00pm
#14
tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews

Gypsy wrote:
tonymack21 wrote:> i think with the very well functioning mobile site the loss of the app wouldnt be> as big a thing as having to pay a hundo a year to keep it listed.> > i use old layout even on mobile lol. but for those that want a mobile phone solution.> ive never had an iphone til last week when work gave us one for work email etc,> we always had android or blackberry before, but i downloaded the app and its nice,> but nothing id want bill to have to shell a hundred a year for if that cost is all> on him> > > How? My phone always defaults to the mobile site. I'm a phone noob though. {imgt}http://vignette.wiki... 200 200{imgt}



just hit the settings gear thing in the top right and select non mobile site. old layout bill marrs style goodness :D
(not that i dont appreciate all the hard work done on the new layout and mobile sites)


10-Feb-18 3:01pm
#15
Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

@tonymack21 thanks man.
10-Feb-18 3:02pm
#16
tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews

Gypsy wrote:
@tonymack21 thanks man.
cool grin

12-Feb-18 3:39am
#17
SirConnery
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Good thing I saw this, I quick downloaded it on my other iOS devices. It's great for message notifications, especially when I go to Midwest Gaming Classic each year. I field messages via tapatalk for CAG and the app for here.

Bill, you could try filing a program fee waiver. Technically it's supposed to only happen for government, non-profits and education but I've heard of people still getting their fees waived in some isolated cases by vowing not to submit apps for monetary gain. It sometimes helps to show proof in the waiver form that the app is also in the google play store as competition.

12-Feb-18 6:34am
#19
bill
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews

I got "Sorry, you can't enroll at this time. Your Apple ID is already associated with a Team Agent enrolled in this program." when I clicked the enroll link.

From reading it, it doesn't sound like I fit the description, as you said. Even if I squeaked by, I'd worry that associating my personal apple id with this would get me into trouble later.

Thanks though


I actually suspect if you had ever downloaded the app, you may be able to get it again later, even if it's not in the store anymore. Like, it ends up in your "purchased" list. I think I did this for some drawing app my wife had gotten years ago. We couldn't find it in the store, but I got it off our "friends and family" app sharing purchased thingy screen.

12-Feb-18 2:28pm
#20
SirConnery
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Possibly but the next time it needs a update for an os release it would get pulled.
14-Feb-18 12:11pm
#21
Boss
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Let it expire, mobile site is sufficient.

ios app expiring