Ok bear with me as I dont really know anything about the sdk and my iphone is not jailbroken.
My question is this, will it ever be possible for developers to use the sdk to write a program and then put it out there for people who have jailbroken phones instead of using the app store? The reason I ask is because if you make your program the way apple wants you to your program cannot run in the background really making some programs almost useless such as an instant messenger program.
- 03-10-2008, 08:35 AM #2
It is not true that an official-SDK program cannot run in the background. It is only true that the Human Interface Guidelines forbid it; the SDK actually permits it, and those of us who have tried it have found that it seems to work (at least it works for now, and in the simulator).
Presumably Apple will allow us to sell such programs so long as there is good reason to run in the background (instant messaging, etc) and as long as it doesn't interfere with the overall operations of the phone.
- 03-11-2008, 02:32 PM #4
Have you noticed if they give you access to the bluetooth capabilities? Because I'm really looking forward to a gps type app and seeing as how I and alot of other people have bluetooth gps recievers it would be nice not to have to buy something else.
- 03-11-2008, 02:48 PM #6
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