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Developing for iPod?

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    W3bbo

    I've got a great idea for an iPod-based application, I'm not going to spill the beans here because someone will probably steal my idea from me.

    But basically, I've had a quick look around and I can't see any SDK that allows you to build applications for the iPod, which is a shame.

    Anyone?

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    Manip

    You can't.

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    SlackmasterK

    Bribe some Apple employee for the software they use to flash/program it.  That's about all I could suggest.

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    CyberGeek

    Google iPod Linux. They've ported DooM and stuff to the iPod that way.

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    W3bbo

    CyberGeek wrote:
    Google iPod Linux. They've ported DooM and stuff to the iPod that way.


    Well yeah, I know that's an option but my proposed product targets those that wouldn't even know what Linux is.

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    Michael Griffiths

    W3bbo wrote:
    ...someone will probably steal my idea from me.


    Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats.

    Howard Aiken
    US computer scientist (1900 - 1973)




    .....moreover, it's the execution, not the idea itself, that truly adds value.

    People have great ideas all the time. They just never do anything aboutit.

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    eddwo

    About the only thing you can do is use this protocol to take over the contents of the display and respond to click-wheel commands.

    But it would only work while a hardware device remains attached to the dock connector, and would prevent you accessing any of the standard iPod menus at the same time.

    Theres no iPod SDK, and only Apple can create advanced accessories that add their own interface or menus to the iPod firmware.

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    Alt-F4

    You ever seen those HTML-ified notes? I think there's a special language for that. That's as close to "programming" you'll get on the iPod software.

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