Best forum for iPhone programming?

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by ethana, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I love MacRumors, but this iPhone programming forum is brand new. Is there a better forum out there to ask questions? Or is this "the one" that people have been going to?
     
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    tarasis

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    Up to now there has been no real forum because the Apple SDK was (and still is) under an NDA.

    Other than snippets that turn up on twitter, I am aware of no-where other than here & http://www.iphonedevcentral.org/.
     
  3. macrumors 603

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  4. macrumors 6502

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    I don't understand how the SDK can still be under NDA. Anybody can download the iPhone SDK and read all about the API calls, how they work, and so on. What part is secret, exactly?
     
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    tarasis

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    Well yes you can download it and read the docs BUT to get to it you have to register as an iPhone Developer and with that you accept an NDA agreement.

    You can download Xcode 3.1 freely without being registered as an iPhone Developer but it doesn't include the iPhone SDK.

    *shrug* Thems the rules that Apple has put in place.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I dunno man! I signed up for a free developer account, whatever it's called (ADK? ADC?), and I can download the iPhone SDK. I can write my own apps, no prob, just can't transfer them to my phone as that costs $99.

    I didn't agree to any NDA, as far as I'm aware. Unless I breezed past it.
     
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    tarasis

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    There is a PDF linked below the SDK which says

    So even quoting that I am breaking the NDA. Go figure.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Ah I see it.

    That's ridiculous. How can the terms & conditions be under NDA when they're in plain sight? It says "non-public".. and that PDF is certainly public. Then again, the whole SDK is really public too.

    I don't get it. But whatever. Check it out, there's a class called UIButton.. oh no, I'm going to jail! :p
     
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    tarasis

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    Well in theory the SDK & PDF are only available if you have an ADC account and are logged in :)

    But yes, ultimately its silly but its holding up the release of 2 books :(
     

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