No doubt about it, being an iOS developer is sometimes tough. Take for instance the tale of two Sanford University grad students who created a popular, up-and-coming news reader which even caught the eye of Steve Jobs, only to have their app removed later that day.
As quickly as iPhone OS 4.0 was shown off, developers and critics alike began a debate over the infamous “Section 3.3.1” which appears to prohibit third-party software such as Adobe Flash from creating apps that circumvent the iPhone SDK. At the center of the controversy is Daring Fireball’s John Gruber.
Developers, start your engines and rev up your computers. It's time
to start cracking the code of the next iPhone mobile operating system.
The new SDK has over 1500 new APIs and devs can now access the calendar,
photo library, quick look, full map overlays, in-app SMS, and so much
more. Apple also announced that they'll be release a framework called
accelerate for hardware accelerated math functions.
If a new report is to be believed, developers’ enthusiasm for the iPad is losing some of its lustre -- while the Android platform is surging. Somebody better tell that to all the iPhone OS developers who are tripping over themselves to get their apps in users’ hands when the iPad is finally available this weekend.