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I'm working on a probably-not-to-be-published app that requires a single plist synced between devices. Do I understand it correctly that this requires you to join the Apple Developer Program? (Assuming you want to use the native iCloud solution.)

If so … sigh. But, besides that, are there any roadblocks I should be aware of? Can I just use my personal Apple ID and sign up? Are there any business-y things I'd have to do?

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No. Start with Xcode on a Mac and a free Apple ID. Only pay for the developer program when you need test flight or a certificate for longer installations.

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  • But I need a paid account to do anything with CloudKit right?
    – Daan
    Sep 24, 2022 at 20:44
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    Yes, but cloud kit is almost never needed for small apps. Tons of other more manageable and easier to debug data stores exist @Daan
    – bmike
    Sep 24, 2022 at 22:17
  • Any you would recommend for the simplest of use cases?
    – Daan
    Sep 24, 2022 at 22:27
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    Start with Keychain, then free swift SDK for DynamoDB (Azure and Google have similar offerings) docs.aws.amazon.com/sdk-for-swift/latest/developer-guide/… really depends what you want to do.
    – bmike
    Sep 24, 2022 at 22:30
  • Thanks. I think might go for the paid account anyway because of the cert expirations. I thought it only expired a week after the last build, but it turns out it expires every week whatever you do. This might just nudge me towards a paid account.
    – Daan
    Sep 25, 2022 at 21:42

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