Tag Archives: iPhone SDK

[Pre] Palm’s PDK Makes Porting iPhone Games Easy

John Paczkowski of AllThingsDigital mentioned that sources close to Palm told him, Palm’s Plugin-Development Kit will allow easy porting of Apple iPhone games to WebOS. That could also explain how fast Electronic Arts ported “Need for Speed” to WebOS.

» PreCentral.net: Palm to demo porting iPhone games to webOS ‘in a matter of days’ at GDC
» AllThingsD.com: Palm’s PDK to Allow Easy Porting of iPhone Apps

[iPhone] Apple disallows SDK to be used for jailbreak Apps

According to ArsTechnica.com Apple’s latest update of the iPhone SDK agreement contains terms that explicitly forbids developers to use the iPhone SDK to be used to create applications that require jailbreak.

We don’t expect that this will either stop people from developing apps for jailbroken iPhones, as we feel this is a problem Apple addresses in the wrong manner, nor do we think this will stop the hackers like the iPhone Dev Team to create jailbreaks. As long as certain applications (like browsers) are not allowed in the AppStore and as long as Apple denies access to the underlying BSD Unix, people will go on enabling these features on a different way.

The recent developments like the CydiaStore show that there is a market for Apps that run on jailbroken iPhones.

[iPhone] SDK released

Yesterday Steve Jobs officially released the Software Developer Kit for the iPhone. US American developers can register here (link) in order to be officially allowed to develop for the iPhone. Sofar for the good news. The bad news as follows:

  • the iPhone Developer Programme is currently available only in the US and A
  • it costs 99USD (standard programme) to 299USD (enterprise programme)
  • Software to be uploaded to the iPhone via iTunes (via App Store)
  • 70% of the price of an App will be given to the Devs, 30% will be kept by Apple for being so nice to having built the App Store – well thanks Steve that’s really what we’ve been waiting for: another business model adopted from the works of a supporting community, thanks a lot…
  • 3rd party Software to be released beginning in june 2008

And finally: a new iPhone firmware 2.0 will be also released in june 2008. Well, well. I really like my App-Tab Installer and I really hope, it will survive. By the way there are rumors that the Developer Kit has already been leaked to file-sharing networks on the day it has been released (means yesterday)…

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