iOSOpenDev: Easier Development of Cydia Tweaks

iOSOpenDev, a tool that lets you create Cydia tweaks using the Apple SDK environment, had its first public release yesterday and has now been updated to version 1.0.1 with stability improvements and bug fixes. iOSOpenDev is great for both novice and advanced programmers, offering Xcode templates for easier development of jailbreak apps and tweaks. iOSOpenDev is compatible with both OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and OS X 10.7 Lion. The official change log can be found ahead…

  • Installer’s “Dependency Tools” option will no longer try to install dpkg (and MacPorts if needed). This was causing too many problems for end-users. The MacPorts and dpkg installations were failing too often.
  • Installer’s “Set up latest iOS SDK” option will (intentionally) fail if dpkg-deb is not found.
  • Installer’s “Dump SDK Header Files” option is not selected by default. End-users were experiencing high processing time for this option and dumping of header files can be done with the iosod tool anyways.
  • Added an “Import Information” message in the installer in hopes it’s actually read!
  • Added missing quotes around variables in iosod tool in hopes to resolve an issue when a project has a space in its path.
  • “Unsetting” language in all scripts which may be the cause of a possible grep issue.

In order to use iOSOpenDev (download), one must have version four or higher of Xcode and a properly compiled MacPorts installed on their Mac. After installing MacPorts, open up Terminal on your Mac and type the command below. Then, you’re all set.

‘sudo port -f install dpkg

Are you going to give iOS development a shot?

[iOSOpenDev via iJailbreak]

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