"Hello World" 3rd-Party iPhone App Compiled, Loaded, Run

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Another Free iPhone checkpoint has been reached. It has been reported but unconfirmed that the first 3rd party, non-Safari iPhone app was run today in the wild. Developer "Nightwatch" did the compilation and execution of the program using his ARM/Mach-O Toolchain. Check their progress report after the jump.

After many, many hours of intense work from "Nightwatch," the first independent "Hello World"* application has been compiled and launched on the iPhone. This was made possible using the "ARM/Mach-O Toolchain," Nightwatch's "special project," that he has been working on so carefully over the past few weeks. Certain parts of the toolchain (such as the assembler) are being refined and tested and these will be released as soon as possible.

It should be noted that Nightwatch has been instrumental in creating these tools, working in near isolation to get them finished. Nightwatch was also responsible for the "jail exploit" that he developed from information he and other members of the the dev team discovered.

Please join us to thank Nightwatch, Tmiw, Darkten and Daeken for making this happen.

- the dev team

Keep going fellas, keep going. [Thanks TechLuver]

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I disagree about Apple not caring about hacks. Maybe for the iTV, but Apple does not partner with anyone on that. But Apple has a 5 year agreement with AT&T, Apple cares that the only network the iPhone works on is AT&T.

They'll send out an update and relock the phone. Apple and AT&T have waaaay too much at stake to let that phone run on other networks. Wired has an article on the contract complexity to sign up for an iPhone. I bet it says in there that Apple ot AT&T has the right to send out updates to change anypart of the OS they deem nessary. But hey, ,when the iPhone is unlocked, buy one and run it on T-Mobile. See what happens.

As for sharing contract revenue...time will tell on that after they post earnings. Maybe not on 7/25 but certainly in September.