Code-level Support from Apple Engineers
Expert assistance from Apple's developer support engineers can shorten your development cycle and help you ship a better product. ADC offers a full-spectrum of technical support to members around the globe. Whether you need direct one-on-one support troubleshooting issues or providing workarounds, hands-on assistance to accelerate your project, or helpful guidance to the right documentation and sample code, the ADC experts are eager to assist you.
Expert Answers and Valuable Downloads
— at Your Fingertips
Getting expert answers, extending your knowledge set, and building new
development skills is as easy as surfing the web. The ADC website keeps you
up-to-date on the latest developer news, technology releases, and technical
information. The ADC Reference Library provides easy access to
Apple-authored documentation, sample code and release notes. And a wealth of
valuable downloads — including SDKs, tools, and code samples — let you
bring what you need directly to your local drive.
Get a Head Start on the Competition
ADC Select and Premier members receive pre-release versions of Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server, along with early access to a wide variety of development kits, tools, documentation, sample code, and demos. Be the first to test for compatibility, report bugs, and incorporate the latest Apple technologies in your products.
Powerful Development Tools, Free of Charge
Thanks to ADC, you can equip yourself with the latest, best development tools on the platform — at no cost. ADC Members can download the latest version of the powerful Xcode Tools, which includes the Xcode IDE, gcc 3.3, Interface Builder, AppleScript Studio, Shark and other performance tools, debugging tools, and more.
Significant Savings on Stunning Apple Hardware
Develop, test, and demonstrate your Mac products on the latest Apple hardware. Through the ADC Hardware Purchase Program, members get the best prices available on the entire line of Apple hardware for development and testing. And when you're ready to showcase your product to customers, the ADC Event Hardware Purchase Program lets you save big on hardware to be used at tradeshows and conferences.
Useful Resources Delivered Directly to Your Doorstep
You can get all the resources you need delivered directly to your doorstep each month, on CD and DVD-ROM media for maximum convenience and flexibility. The ADC Monthly Mailing contains information, software, SDKs and DDKs, technical documentation, tools, reference material, and much more.
Learn the Latest from Apple Engineers and Industry Leaders
Each year ADC members get energized and inspired at the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. WWDC brings the Mac development community together for a week of education and hands-on learning. It's the perfect place to solve problems, share ideas, and celebrate achievements — through impromptu chats as well as hundreds of in-depth technical sessions and planned activities with Apple and industry experts.
Exclusive Workshops & Briefings Throughout the Year
ADC gives you plenty of opportunities to learn about the latest Apple technologies — directly from the experts. Members get exclusive invitations to dozens of workshops, briefings, and other technical events each year. Through intense hands-on workshops, one-on-one consultations with Apple experts, or seminar-style overview presentations, ADC helps you keep up with the fast pace of Apple technology innovation.
Ship with Confidence — ADC Compatibility Labs
Take advantage of Apple's state of the art compatibility and testing facilities to ensure your customers' satisfaction. ADC Compatibility Labs are located in Cupertino California, Tokyo Japan, and Beijing China. The three labs on the Apple campus in Cupertino feature more than 100 Macintosh Power PC configurations, a complete line of Apple products, most international versions of the Mac OS, and numerous third-party hardware displays, printers, and scanners.
Business and marketing success starts here
Your ADC membership is your ticket to marketing and business success. We provide a wealth of programs, resources, and services to help developers take their product to market.
Get your product in front of millions of Mac enthusiasts
The Macintosh Products Guide is the place your app has to be. The most comprehensive catalog of Mac OS X hardware and software products, the MPG includes over 23,000 listings and gets over 600,000 unique visitors a month. It's the perfect place to get your product seen by all the right eyes. And it's free.
Offering a Hot Deal? Tell the world
Hot Deals is a great way to promote your product to Mac customers. Simply offer special limited-time promotional pricing on your product and ADC does the rest, for free. We generate awareness via Mac enthusiast sites. And feature your offer on Apple's Hot Deals site, whether you sell via retail or direct.
Build success into your Mac business
You're building a strong product. Shouldn't you build a strong business to go with it? We've assembled a roster of 160 business, product development, marketing, and distribution experts. And they're all available to ADC members at specially negotiated discounts to help you build a healthy, profitable business.
- Business Development
- Support Services
- And Much More
More than 160 business and marketing services are available to help your Mac business grow and prosper.