Apple iPhone SDK Liveblog Archive

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We're wrapping up, but the front page of Giz will have more. Also, I've got to say that I'm pretty impressed with the SDK plan. That could be the reality distortion field doing its thing, but I can't find any holes in the plan. You?

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Q: Why did you change your mind about the iPhone open SDK? How long will apps be vetted before being published.
Steve: We change our minds a lot. The web apps have worked well, but developers wanted to do more. And we heard that. Creating an SDK is a lot of work, you want to make it something you can live with for 20 years, and yet update it without breaking apps. This is an elegant and clean system.
Phil: Second question. Electronic submission will be very fast, and this is a whole new process. (Didn't answer the Q.)

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Parental controls for the iPhone are coming. You can turn off Safari, or the app store, etc.

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Q: WiMax iPhone?
Steve: We're not here to talk about hardware today, only software.

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Q: What is the nominal fee for the iPod touch upgrade to firmware 2.0?
Steve: We'll set it later.
Q: How will companies go from RIM to iPhone?
Phil: Using Exchange, and we'll roll out some IT manager tools.

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B. Lam:

Q: Ryan from Engadget asked about SIM unlocking. Will that be not allowed?
A: *pause*...*dagger eyes*...Yeees.

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B. Lam:

Oh no, someone said monopoly. Is the App store a monopoly?
Steve: They won't be able to do it without the store. Small and big devs won't have the same reach so why would they want to go elsewhere? (Paraphrased.)

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Q: What will happen if someone does a VOIP app?
A: We will only stop VOIP over cell networks, but not WiFi.



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Steve: The iPhone has been shipping for less than a year, remember.

Q: What safeguards are in place to make sure the apps will be secure?

Steve: It is a dangerous world. One one side, you have a closed device like the iPod, you don't have to worry about 3rd party apps mucking it up. And on the other hand, you have the PC where people spend a lot of time getting it to work. We want the best of both. The developers are going to register with us if they want to distribute them. If they write a bad app, we can both track them down and we can turn off the app's distribution. So we're putting controls in place.

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Q: Business apps are coming, should RIM be worried?
Steve: Go ask them.

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First Q: What does the 100m iFund do for the community?
Steve: This is going to help young developers with funding. It helps the whole iPhone ecosystem.

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B. Lam:

Steve says press should wait for a Q&A. The room is clearing, and we're waiting.

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B. Lam:

That lady with the BSOD is using pen and paper now. Her computer is going through system recovery.

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100 Million dollars in the iFund for iPhone developers. This totally kicks the crap out of the Google Android 10M dollar fund for apps. (I believe it is 10m.)

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B. Lam:

The lady liveblogging in front of me just had an XP/Windows Blue Screen of Death!

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B. Lam:

One more thing is...a venture capitalist? KPCB's John Doerr.

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B. Lam:

How do you become an iPhone developer. Go download the SDK for free in about an hour. To publish programs, you have to pay a $99 dev fee.

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B. Lam:

The iPod Touch is getting the same update, but there will be a nominal charge, due to accounting purposes.

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B. Lam:

All of this is coming in the iPhone 2.0 update. It'll have the SDK and enterprise capabilities. There's a Beta release going out today. Thousands of developers will have it today. Apple needs the feedback. Customers will see this in June as a free software update.

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B. Lam:

No malicious apps: porn, etc. Will they support voip?

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B. Lam:

There is no charge to the developer for free apps!

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B. Lam:

Developers are going to ask what the deal is. Developers pick price. Devs get 70% of the revenue. No credit card, no marketing fees, no hosting fees. Paid monthly.

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B. Lam:

It's a native program that will come on the next firmware, and it'll go around iTunes. I'm guessing it will load over the air, yes EDGE and Wi-Fi. Looks like installer.app, but with icons. Has top 50 apps and search. Oh, there is an iTunes component, too. And you can Sideload over the cable, but direct install is the way Steve thinks most will. The apps will automatically update programs, like installer.app.

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B. Lam:

Steve's Back, and he's going to talk about loading apps. He's going to solve the distribution problem of software for big and small apps. iTunes App Store!

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B. Lam:

"This is not a cellphone game. This is a full console game. And we underestimated the power of the device. We had to fly in a developer to upscale the art for the iPhone."

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Supermonkey ball, obviously using the accelerometer in the iPhone. Pretty great looking. Great frame rates.

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B. Lam:

SEGA is next!

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Can search pills by color and shape, and it can ID unknown pills you bought on the street corner from the guy who smells like shoes.

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B. Lam:

Epocrates. This is an app for doctors. Jesusphone about to gain app that can cure cancer.

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B. Lam:

Described the first AIM on iPhone convo as a "come here watson moment". And shows off swiping between conversations. But I recall that the first unofficial AIM clients supported this, too. Supports invisible mode, and they're showing image picker for the buddy icon.

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B. Lam:

AIM shows buddy icons and status and name. Uses Address book functionality. 5 Days to build.

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B. Lam:

Aha! AOL! AIM!

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B. Lam:

Oh, cool. The sales force app integrates with the map.

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B. Lam:

Salesforce.com demo. I'm going to get some chocolate milk, you guys don't want to see this Salesforce demo. Ttyl

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B. Lam:

They've got all 18 levels ported, actually. No word on whether or not this will be released.

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B. Lam:

The iPhone's demo of spore uses the accelerometer to control the motion, and it looks kind of choppy. But they built this in 2 weeks. Battery life? Bye Bye!

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B. Lam:

EA's showing an iPhone version of Spore!

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B. Lam:

Game companies were asked to do programs within two weeks using the never seen before SDK. Here are their demos. EA first.

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B. Lam:

He's showing the game playing while being debugged. 30FPS is pretty normal, but while a lot goes on, the iPhone drops to 20FPS. The Debugger can record the iPhone's output, and all the debug details.

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B. Lam:

Game Demo. Touch fighter. Took two weeks to write. Open GL and Open AL for apps. Game looks great. Point to shoot, tilt the accelerometer to steer!

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B. Lam:

He's demoing the image picker and an Open GL demo of a warp filter, live. On an iPhone. Now he's demoing an image editing pinch.

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B. Lam:

Hello World demo now. By clicking Build to Go, it compiles, and loads and runs on the iPhone simulator. Hello world is running on the iPhone emulator. And it's just as easy with a synced iPhone to test them on the actual hardware.

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B. Lam:

iPhone simulator runs on OS X to help with development. It's a software iPhone.

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B. Lam:

Debugger shows a visual CPU, memory and frame rates of your programs. Can work on two apps at once, so you can optimize your programs for iPhone battery life and performance.

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B. Lam:

Interface builder.

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B. Lam:

Xcode is the basis for OS X dev. It's been expanded to support iPhone dev now. Xcode knows all about the iPhone SDK, and supports it likewise.

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B. Lam:

People picker lets you grab contacts from an app. Image picker will allow you to grab images from the camera/iphone library.

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B. Lam:

Media. Core audio is a low level system that makes up the API for the iPhone. Open AL is an Audio API for rendering multichannel 3d audio. Core Animation is supported, too. Open GL ES is the 3D graphics layer, and is hardware accelerated for better battery and performance.

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B. Lam:

He's going over the iPhone's architecture now and core services. OS X's Kernel is the same in the desktop and the iPhone. The power management is completely automated, though. Core Location is something that devs can use to create location aware services.

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