Individual or Company - iOS Dev Account Type

spliketspliket Member Posts: 93
Did you guys/gals register as an Individual or as a Company when you paid for your iOS Dev Program?

I registered as an individual, but I'm second-guessing my decision. Is it possible to switch account types? I've searched around on my profile on their website, but haven't seen an option for switching. So, I'm guessing it's impossible.

Do you think it's a big deal to release games under your individual name and not a company? Does it hurt my chances of looking legit to potential downloaders?


  • tmoehletmoehle Member Posts: 30
    Great question. I also registered as an individual and have the same concerns.
  • spliketspliket Member Posts: 93
    Looks like it is possible to just have to contact them and provide the proper paperwork to prove the business is legit. It's about halfway down on this page:

    Although, i'm still interested in what everyone's views are on this and how they've registered.
  • DreamLabDreamLab Member Posts: 2,127
    individual. I registered recently so make sure all of your info like name and stuff matches the name on the credit card you put in. If not you will have to do what I did and call apple to fix it.
  • spliketspliket Member Posts: 93
    bump...just to get a few more people's thoughts.
  • HunnenkoenigHunnenkoenig Member Posts: 1,173
    It really doesn't matter, if you are registered as an individual or as a company.

    To be honest, registering as a company is a pain in the ass.

    I registered as a company, because I wanted my company being out there officially, but to be honest, it doesn't matter.

    You don't get extras as a company and I think, your tax office doesn't care if below your app they read "John Doe" or "Johndoe LTD."

    Go with individual and if you sell your game, put in "Copy Right" your company name, so the seller will be "John Doe" but the copy right goes to "Johndoe Ltd."
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