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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:18 pm    Post subject: iPhone SDK coming in February 2008 Reply with quote

iPhone SDK coming in February 2008
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Posted by: Glenn

Steve Jobs has posted an open letter revealing that Apple will be releasing a 3rd-party Software Development Kit (SDK) for iPhone and iPod touch applications in February 2008.

Steve writes, "Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers' hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users. With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for developers.

It will take until February to release an SDK because we’re trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once—provide an advanced and open platform to developers while at the same time protect iPhone users from viruses, malware, privacy attacks, etc. This is no easy task. Some claim that viruses and malware are not a problem on mobile phones—this is simply not true. There have been serious viruses on other mobile phones already, including some that silently spread from phone to phone over the cell network. As our phones become more powerful, these malicious programs will become more dangerous. And since the iPhone is the most advanced phone ever, it will be a highly visible target.

Some companies are already taking action. Nokia, for example, is not allowing any applications to be loaded onto some of their newest phones unless they have a digital signature that can be traced back to a known developer. While this makes such a phone less than “totally open,” we believe it is a step in the right direction. We are working on an advanced system, which will offer developers broad access to natively program the iPhone’s amazing software platform while at the same time protecting users from malicious programs.

We think a few months of patience now will be rewarded by many years of great third party applications running on safe and reliable iPhones.

Steve

P.S.: The SDK will also allow developers to create applications for iPod touch."



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is great news! I just hope it doesn't take them until February to give us iPod touch owners Mail. Come on Mr. Jobs, let's push that update out.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a buyer once they move to 16GB. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben_tex wrote:
I'm a buyer once they move to 16GB. Smile


Capacity is about the only thing holding me back now. Let's bring on the iPhone "Extreme" already.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
Ben_tex wrote:
I'm a buyer once they move to 16GB. Smile


Capacity is about the only thing holding me back now. Let's bring on the iPhone "Extreme" already.

I wouldn't mind some 3G support added to the EDGE (no 3G support in my town, but there is where I go to movies, bowling, and FNM).
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big deal apple releases a sdk kit for the iphone that will end up costing you 1,000 dollers or more if you noticed there sending this to developers so unless you are a adc member you dont get jack.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnodd4 wrote:
Big deal apple releases a sdk kit for the iphone that will end up costing you 1,000 dollers or more if you noticed there sending this to developers so unless you are a adc member you dont get jack.


Most people aren't worried about getting the SDK kit itself. They just want apps from the developers.
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