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    Default i want to make a app for cydia
    first of all can i create one on windows and what programs do i need to create 1??

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    To have to know programming.

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    ok i knew that part

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    No you can not do it on windows. You need a Mac.

    You also need to know Objective-C at a minimum.

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    OK thanks that's the answer i was looking for

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    It was possible to build the 3rd party iPhone toolchain on windows back in the day. sadly, with the arise of the SDK I believe continued development of that was abandoned after 1.X firmware

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash7c3 View Post
    It was possible to build the 3rd party iPhone toolchain on windows back in the day. sadly, with the arise of the SDK I believe continued development of that was abandoned after 1.X firmware
    I think you can find it for the 2.x but after that you are at a loss still since all apps need to be ready for 3.0 and work on 3.0.

    I may be wrong but I thought you can get Xcode and one of the SDKs for free from apple and you just cant generate a license for it.....

    Dont quote me on that aspect tho.

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    I have been using 2.0 SDK with a self signed certificate, running on OSX under VMWare on Vista 64 with no issues so far. Still trying to get the self sign method working for 3.0 though, no luck yet. But yes, technically, you can develop on a Windows machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaelek View Post
    I have been using 2.0 SDK with a self signed certificate, running on OSX under VMWare on Vista 64 with no issues so far. Still trying to get the self sign method working for 3.0 though, no luck yet. But yes, technically, you can develop on a Windows machine.
    Ya you can tweak VMWare to run OSX but are you really running it on a WINDOWS machine or a virtual OSX machine IN a windows machine There is no native app for windows that allows you to run the SDK studio and Xcode and build apps. You need to have a Mac for best results. I have VMWare working with OSX86 and its slow and buggy as hell. You also need a INTEL Mac if you go looking for one.

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    Ok thanks guys damn i guess i need a mac. Well im from Belize central america and getting a mac here will be very expensive. Is there someone here who can help me create a free app for cydia its a app like idrums??
    Thanks...

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    Help you how? You're being fairly vague with your questions.

    You haven't even told us yet if you know Objective-C (I assume you don't, since you don't have a Mac?). What exactly do you want us to do for you?

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    You can do two things. Download winchain from winchain.googlecode.com. Just get the zip file. You don't need the 400mb file. Then extract it. On ur iPod/iPhone download and install 2.0 toolchain. Install cygwin from the winchain folder. Look in the resource folder. After it completes, open winchain template builder. Enter that app information and build the template. U will see premade iPhone source code. Put the files into a folder. Ssh on ur iPhone and place the folder in the / directory of ur device. In cygwin type ssh root@ipaddress password alpine and then type cd /urfoldername/
    Then type make. U have just mAde an iPhone app. There is much more so pm me for more info.

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    hey thanks PsychoINC
    well ill try it later and report back. i want to make a app similar idrums but with different sounds like rap reggaeton etc.. i just know liitle about programming with c+ and visualfox.

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    Why would you use a 2.0 toolchain when 3.0 is around the corner?

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    I DUAL BOOT MY PC WITH ipc OSX86 10.5.6 AND UPDATED IT TO 10.5.7... EVERYTHING RUNS PERFECTLY WELL... I GUESS ITS THE HARDWARE I HAVE IN MY PC WHICH WORKS FOR OSX THE ONLY PROBLEMS I INITIALLY HAD WAS SOUND BUT I GOT THAT SORTED TO... GET THE RIGHT KEXT ETC...

    I STILL DOTN KNOW HOW TO USE A MAC PROPERLY...


    SORRY FOR THE CAPS.. IM AT WORK AND I NEED TO USE CAPS ALOT!


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    Quote Originally Posted by shabz_de_don View Post
    I DUAL BOOT MY PC WITH ipc OSX86 10.5.6 AND UPDATED IT TO 10.5.7... EVERYTHING RUNS PERFECTLY WELL... I GUESS ITS THE HARDWARE I HAVE IN MY PC WHICH WORKS FOR OSX THE ONLY PROBLEMS I INITIALLY HAD WAS SOUND BUT I GOT THAT SORTED TO... GET THE RIGHT KEXT ETC...

    I STILL DOTN KNOW HOW TO USE A MAC PROPERLY...


    SORRY FOR THE CAPS.. IM AT WORK AND I NEED TO USE CAPS ALOT!
    Too much effort to push Caps Lock when you were typing this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boxxa View Post
    Too much effort to push Caps Lock when you were typing this?
    TRUST ME THE WORK I DO IN THIS DAMMED PLACE EVERY KEY STROKE IS TOO MUCH EFFORT!

    ok happy?

    i was hoping to leave this place but no cant find another job anywhere!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoINC View Post
    You can do two things. Download winchain from winchain.googlecode.com. Just get the zip file. You don't need the 400mb file. Then extract it. On ur iPod/iPhone download and install 2.0 toolchain. Install cygwin from the winchain folder. Look in the resource folder. After it completes, open winchain template builder. Enter that app information and build the template. U will see premade iPhone source code. Put the files into a folder. Ssh on ur iPhone and place the folder in the / directory of ur device. In cygwin type ssh root@ipaddress password alpine and then type cd /urfoldername/
    Then type make. U have just mAde an iPhone app. There is much more so pm me for more info.
    Ok, first thank you for clearing a lot of things to me with your little words
    second, i followed what u said, some downloads happened and finally i made the template...I found in the project folder (First for example), many files that can be opened by notepad++, some of them by MATLAB (i guess they are fortran may be)...all that's good but where are the UI interface tools, i am talking buttons and etc if u know what i mean?...that might be silly but i use VS 2008 C & basic and can use fortran, i know i am asking too much but really GREAT thanks in advance

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    Where would I get toolchain. I have an iPod touch 2g on 2.2.1 firmware.

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    @shatou - there are no UI tools for creating programs on Windows, you do it by writing lots of code

    @mohitd2000 - the toolchain discussed in the post installs and runs on the device from Cydia - it does not run on Windows. After you jailbreak, check the development section on Cydia.
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