What exactly is the iPhone SDK? (Don't Laugh!)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Caris, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    I've done a quick Google and all i can find out is it's something to do with 3rd party apps.

    Could someone explain it in abit more detail and what we should see at March 6th event?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Apple will detail what restrictions/options there will be to developers wanting to make applications with the Software Development Kit for the iPod touch and iPhone.
     
  3. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So is there a chance we will get some free Apps in the March event?
     
  4. FunkyJunk macrumors regular

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    SDK=Software Development Kit

    It's a set of software tools and code to enable programmers to write native applications for the iPhone. The significance is that it could allow a lot of really cool and/or useful third-party applications to be written and distributed for it, giving current and future owners a lot more value for their money.
     
  5. psychofreak Retired

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    Yes. Don't get too hopeful though.
     
  6. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    theres always a chance .... theres also a chance that the SDK will be released today .... but the probability of that is pretty low.
     
  7. netdog macrumors 603

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    Odds on Skype getting a digital signature?

    I don't see how Apple could say no.

    I don't see The Death Star in New Jersey saying yes.
     
  8. TEG macrumors 604

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    The SDK (software development kit) will be a guide as to what can and cannot be used when programming for the iPhone. It will also include a compilier for the approved languages (C, C++, JAVA, etc) and will probabily include tools to deal with the screen size, multiple pages.

    TEG
     

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