Tuesday, 28 August 2012

I'm so pissed with Apple...

3 month ago I ordered a custom Macbook Pro and after four weeks they send the wrong model (the standard model without any customisation). So I had to send it back and used the opportunity to change the order to get one of the new Retina Macbook Pros.

Guess what. 2 more month down the line, still no Macbook Pro. Instead I just got a call from my local supplier telling me that Apple has problems to deliver (customers are being queued Europe wide). And NO ETA !!!

To put insult to injury, I also applied for the Apple Enterprise Developer Program and I'm stuck too, as Apple's online registration service rejects the company's DUNS registration. 3 month down the line no solution from the Apple support team.

The is on top of the experience with the Appstore. A first time app registration takes several month and each update several weeks to be confirmed. No status updates and very little information as to why apps are rejected and what to do to resolve the issue.

Any other online application store confirms within 2 to 48 hours. And you get meaningful explanations as to why your app has been rejected and recommendations on how to fix the issue (Blackberry App World).

It is outright frustrating doing business with Apple. They do things wrong, take ages and leave you in the dark with everything. The support is basically none existent (they do answer, but don't offer solutions).


Update:

Seems my last email regarding the Apple Developers Program finally caused some reaction. I got a call from Apple support requesting the company documents via FAX and they will proceed on a manual (offline) basis. They promised to proceed with the registration on the same day they receive the documentation. I hold my breath ;-)


Monday, 27 August 2012

n-Mobility for Blackberry OS10 (Dev Alpha) available...

We just got our n-Mobility client for the new Blackberry OS10 Dev Alpha device approved. So if you happen to be a Blackberry developer having one of the Dev Alpha devices, you can get the n-Mobility client either from here:

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/screenshots/130938/?lang=en

Or simply search for 'n-Mobility' in the App World.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Flex 4.8 SDK still not really working with Flash Builder 4.6

OK, after using the installer provided I can compile and build my projects. I even managed to create an AIR 3.3 overlay that works just fine.

However, I lost the Design mode...