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  • SDK 3.0 - Developers are Happy


    With the announcement of the iPhone OS 3.0 comes the announcement of the 3.0 version of the iPhone SDK.

    The new SDK is available now(ish) from the Apple Developer Center to registered iPhone developers.

    Apple claims over 1,000 new APIs are included for developers, allowing for a host of new features in your iPhone apps. In-app purchasing will allow for devs to create and vend new content (think new level packs or maps, new comics, special weapons/characters in games, etc). This is a huge new market for iPhone developers who have been frustrated with the initial push in income from an iPhone app which quickly dwindles to a trickle - and a good way to keep users happy with their apps. Dynamic content makes for an app you'd like to come back to more often.

    Peer to peer connectivity is now directly accessible from the SDK, meaning you can play your friend via Bluetooth (no pairing required) in games, or transfer files directly to each other through apps that could come out - or updates to existing apps.

    Push notification finally going live means quasi-backgrounding. Apps can now send an SMS, trigger an alert, or add a badge even when your app is not running.

    The External Accessory framework is pretty cool too - make the iPhone into an external remote for any hardware device, connecting to it through the 30 pin connector or with Bluetooth. Hey Sony - you hear that? My PS3 wants my iPhone to control DVD playback. A $1.99 app is way cheaper than that $30 DVD remote you sell.

    There's a ton more - like Maps included in-app, or access to the iPod library including playback etc. Download the SDK and start writing!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: SDK 3.0 - Developers are Happy started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 64 Comments
    1. rkisling's Avatar
      rkisling -
      I haven't had a lot of time to test it out; but I was able to pair my iPhone with my Sony car stereo that supports bluetooth audio. It paired right up as stereo bluetooth and played well through the stereo.

      Initially, I also had it plugged into the stereo ... so when I went to play music, it gave me a choice to play through the dock or through bluetooth. However, if I selected bluetooth with the cable still connected, it would play for 3 -5 seconds and then stop. Once I unplugged it, it worked perfectly. I haven't checked to see if it also supports AVRCP.


      ron
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Quote Originally Posted by rkisling View Post
      I haven't had a lot of time to test it out; but I was able to pair my iPhone with my Sony car stereo that supports bluetooth audio. It paired right up as stereo bluetooth and played well through the stereo.

      Initially, I also had it plugged into the stereo ... so when I went to play music, it gave me a choice to play through the dock or through bluetooth. However, if I selected bluetooth with the cable still connected, it would play for 3 -5 seconds and then stop. Once I unplugged it, it worked perfectly. I haven't checked to see if it also supports AVRCP.


      ron
      now that is literally music to my ears. I'll consider buying a 32G if it is released this summer.
    1. jason0785's Avatar
      jason0785 -
      Each dev can register up to 100 devices on a single account. You would just need to send a friend your 40 digit identifier and have them add you before you try to upgrade to 3.0 beta or your phone will be stuck at the activate screen and you will get a message on itunes telling you that your device is not registered in this version of development.

      I talked with a couple different people over at ATT and none of them have any clue about MMS being available on the iPhone ... Maybe they still are not going to offer it in the 3.0 just like the tethering?
    1. 007vigil's Avatar
      007vigil -
      Quote Originally Posted by dmoses1969 View Post
      I just downloaded this file, Placed on my desktop and connected my phone to iTunes. Hold shift and Check for Updates, Navigate to the file and open it. Re-sync iPhone and then power cycled it and have been sending and receiving MMS since.
      MMS is now working! I have tried this and it works.