Just a quick question, I've read somewhere that ADC members get Apple hardware discounts... is there any similar offers to FileMaker Developers? I realise that these are independent entities, but there is only 1 platform that FileMaker Go runs on...
There are FDS (the filemaker developer subscription) and FBA (FileMaker Business Alliance).
Click on the HOME menu on this forum and look at both of these on the right of the page.
(click the 'Learn more' links on each one)
yes, but do these members get discount offers on Apple hardware?
I believe that any FileMaker benefits are only for FileMaker. For specific needs though IMO calling the FileMaker sales staff would give the best outcome since they are always very helpful.
They are two different memberships, Peter. The 'offers' are not going to cross boundaries.
Understood... no discount for FileMaker developers.... product suggestion?
Long years ago the Apple Membership costed > $500, we got a coupon each year to get something reduced priced.
But that was cancelled.
I do remember times when we got T-Shirts, too.
If you are a FileMaker Developer, I recommend FileMaker Pro Advanced har.
You can register with your local Apple Store as a developer. Small discounts for Apple hardware (like, 2%) are available for your clients if you do that. You don't have to register with ADC for this to apply.
At least I didn't.
If you have a good Mac dealer around, you may get better prices and in-house repairs, replacement machines or on-site help.
That's often a better package than driving a long way to the next Apple Store.
I'm paying my Mac OS and iOS Developer fee's for many years but never got a free T-Shirt, neither any hardware discounts.
It goes with my experiences that you might get better discounts from your local Mac dealer than from the Apple Store.
Yep! there's a t-shirt for everything at Apple.
I have a few that are rare.
What is a ADC member?
I have been a Apple developer (paid account) for years but not had any discounts. I think they should give discounts for developers as we need to test on multiple devices so it would help with hardware. Am currently using a 2011 Macbook Air and iPhone 4s :-(
… and should hand out test hardware of upcoming new devices.
I have old emails and in 2001 I have as receipt for paying $500 for the "ADC Select Membership".
An ADC $500 membership got you a 20% discount on Apple equipment.
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Apple Developers (ADC members) vs FileMaker Developers
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I think the old 20% discount thing is gone or at least no longer available to new accounts. It was originally intended for developers to have hardware to develop on and not for getting a discount to resell. I think people might have been abusing this.
I currently use the Apple Business discount system which is around 5-10% depending on annual spending. The minimum is $5,000 before you get any discount. The big savings is on AppleCare which I believe is 50-60% off. You also get access decent to lease options that will always keep you in the latest hardware every two years. No cost to register for Apple Business.
Apple has three Business entities that can offer a discount and they are not connected so purchases with one will not go toward your total for another. They are:
Apple Online Business
Apple Retail Business (per store, sometimes they will transfer from another store if you moved your office)
They should have a room full of devices that you can remote in to and install and test software just like "remote desktop connection". Nokia had that back in it's day, if you turned on the GPS you could see the phones were in Finland. Edit: Scratch that idea, I just realised how limited that is when testing requires testing against different hardware and in different locations!
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