The iPhone SDK (Software Development Kit) has been released today. The Apple Dev site has been crushed by the sheer amount of downloads, I was able to snag a copy though. Grab yours there and get ready for a slew of nifty new software for your iPhone and iPod Touch!
I think we might see the iPhone and iPod touch start to challenge portable systems like the PSP and the DS.
Reasons to think so:
- Production costs should be less then deploying a PSP or DS game (No need for cartridges or UMDs, bleh!).
- Xcode has a very streamlined coding environment when compared to other IDEs
- It is fast (620 MHz, faster than my old PowerMac G4. Haha!)
- The accelerometer, Duh!
So what are you waiting for? Get coding!
One more thing, binaries from the iPhone (or iPod Touch) do not work in the simulator. Since it needs i386 binaries instead of armv6.