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Saturday, October 22, 2011

The CalcuDoku application for the iPad is ready

I have just uploaded the CalcuDoku application for the iPad to Apple’s application store.  They could still find something I didn’t do right and reject it, but I think (and hope) that everything will go smoothly.  I don’t know how long it will take before it will appear in the AppStore, though...

Unfortunately, I am also not sure that it will be available in the Australian Apple store.  The problem is that I am not registered for GST (for the non-Australians: GST stands for Goods and Services Tax and is Australia’s 10% value-added tax).  It is only compulsory to register for GST if your Australian business revenue exceeds 75 kAUD, and it is such a bureaucracy that you don’t really want to get into it unless you do have such an income and/or incur significant GST-deductible expenses.

It is not clear to me whether Apple will simply not pay me when they sell my application in Australia or (more likely) the Australian residents will be unable to buy the application locally.  In any case, they should still be able to buy it from the US store for USD 0.99 instead AUD 0.99 (actually a cent or two cheaper).  We shall see.

Now that this application is done, I will go back writing fiction.  I confess I am a bit fed up with programming.  As I said in a previous article, Apple’s development environment is great, but not bug-free.  In a couple of occasions, I had to find some workarounds to get done what I needed.

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