Anyone who has been following the iPhone (despite it not been available in the UK until November 9th) will know that one of the complaints about the iPhone was the lack of third party applications.
Now some clever people managed to “hack” the iPhone to allow third party applications, this was recently broken by an update from Apple.
It is now been reported that Apple have announced that they will be allowing third party application development.
Apple boss Steve Jobs has said that outside developers will now be allowed to make add-on software for the iPhone.
“We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users,” said Mr Jobs.
This will be useful for those who are interested in using the iPhone for educational purposes as now educational or learning applications could be created.
I wonder also if such applications could work on the iPod touch, I am guessing no.
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Apparently the SDK is for the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
Yes, here it is (in the PS):
Excellent, thanks for that Gary.