Apple hails "incredible reaction" to iPhone SDK


Apple has announced that over 100,000 iPhone developers have downloaded the Software Development Kit since it was announced last week.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said that the reaction of developers to the SDK “has been incredible”, adding that over one million people watched the launch video at Apple’s web site…

BBC iPlayer comes to iPhone


At the end of last week, the Beeb’s iPlayer passed a significant landmark: it is now available on a portable device for the first time.

If you’ve read the headline, you’ll know that the portable device in question is Apple’s iPhone, but even without that advantage you could probably have guessed from the BBC’s utter lack of originality when it comes to naming its player that a similarly i-prefixed product was the obvious first port of call.

Apple reveals gaming plans – Monkey Ball and Spore spearheading iPhone games push

Shown off last night at the iPhone SDK unveiling, here’s a look at SEGA’s legendary Monkey Ball running on iPhone. And running really bloody well by the looks of it.

Monkey Ball uses the iPhone’s accelerometer to detect movements, so, just like in the Wii version, you’ll be able to steer your little monkey around by moving your hands from side to side.


iPhone gets full Exchange support, SDK available, iFund set up for budding application developers

Apple has finally announced two major pieces of news that should be music to the ears of applications developers and business users.

At an iPhone Special Event held at Apple HQ in Cupertino yesterday, Steve Jobs and co. unveiled the iPhone 2.0 beta software and Software Development Kit.

Due for full release in June, the iPhone 2.0 software will feature full, direct integration with Microsoft Exchange Server using ActiveSync, providing services such as secure, over-the-air push email, contacts and calendars as well as remote wipe, and the addition of Cisco IPsec VPN for encrypted access to private corporate networks.

iPhone Software Development Kit coming March 6th?

Apple has called a special event at its Cupertino headquarters next Thursday, 6th March, to discuss the current state of the iPhone and its future.

It’s widely believed that Apple will use this time to launch — or at least provide a decent information update — on the Software Development Kit (SDK). Steve Jobs had originally said that this software, which will allow third-party applications to natively (and officially) run on the iPhone, would be available this month. However, that date slipped.