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heyoman1
Dec 8, 2009, 05:15 PM
Im not sure if it works or even if its real but check this program out:

DragonFire SDK

I saw a vid on youtube that showed an app being mad with this and i just wanted to let people know about this program and to reply back saying if its real, has all the properties of the original iPhone SDK, and can actually submit apps to apple with this program.

Your Welcome :D

Sincerely,

heyoman1



admanimal
Dec 8, 2009, 05:26 PM
It looks real enough, but it offers nowhere near the functionality of the real iPhone SDK. Basically all it lets you do is place images and buttons on the screen. The whole SDK only has about a dozen unique functions.

iLoveDeveloping
Dec 8, 2009, 05:29 PM
"A few days ago I made mention to the Dragon Fire SDK; an SDK said to allow one to develop for iPhone on their Windows Machine. I sent an e-mail requesting access to the SDK and promptly received a 571 Kb zip file said to contain the SDK. I thought it was unusually small. But I went through with following the instructions for compiling the sample application. After following all the instructions I ended up with a program running within an iPhone skin with a moving ball. I took a look at the output from Visual Studio and saw that it was an x86 formatted EXE. It made no sense to me, so I contacted DragonFire to ask how one was to get their application onto an iPhone.

The output was in fact a Windows executable. To produce an iPhone executable one would send their code to DragonFire and DragonFire would recompile it for the iPhone and send back the resulting file. If your iPhone is jail broken then you can install the application on your phone and run it. When you are ready to publish to the iPhone app store you would pay DragonFire a fee (I don't want to state the fee here other than saying it's lower than the cost to register for the iPhone app store) and DragonFire will compile the application and submit it on your behalf. The system is not as much a workaround as much as it is a workflow for those that don't have access to a Mac to do their own iPhone development.

Such a system has its merits and disadvantages. The obvious advantages are that one doesn't have to invest in a Macintosh if one doesn't already own one, the fees to be paid are lesser, and the registration process into the App store is taken care of. The disadvantage is now there is a middle-man that has access to your intelectual property and some one you must go through to for updates. Not to mention from Apple's perspective it is DragonFire and not you that is the publisher of the software. A potential advantage or disadvantage is that instead of targetting the iPhone APIs directly you would be targeting a simplified API made by DragonFire. For those wanting to quickly put a program together this is good. But it also insulates you from many of the APIs available. "



http://www.j2i.net/BlogEngine/post/2009/11/25/DargonFire-SDK-iPhone-Development-without-Windows.aspx

sakthitv
Mar 17, 2012, 09:37 PM
Dragonfire development kit really sucks.

They ask USD 50 for development kit. for compile you need to pay more 50$. The output expectation is not assured.

sakthi.