Have you guys noticed?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Firmware 1.1.3 Discussions' started by ilikemonkeys, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. ilikemonkeys

    ilikemonkeys New Member

    Dec 26, 2007
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    So when you go to the store to buy the software upgrade, it's much like buying music or a movie. This got me to thinking, is this how the 3rd party apps are going to be distributed? It seems to be the most logical way that Apple would attempt to do it easily and securley (so they can monitor what apps are on the store for that digital signing).
  2. iTouch532

    iTouch532 Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
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    iPod touch
    You have a Point there
  3. adamhdm42

    adamhdm42 New Member

    Nov 4, 2007
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    And yet, not everything downloaded from the iTunes "store" costs money. Just look at podcasts. So while Apple may DISTRIBUTE 3rd party apps through iTunes, doesnt mean they are going to SELL them. Personally, i think the system that whoever faked that "leaked keynote outline" dreamt up is quite a good one: let the developers set a price!


    iPhone/iPod Touch SDK
    - Apps and Widgets
    - Using Cocoa with Objective-C
    - Developers submit programs as source code, not executable
    - Specify iPhone or both iPhone/Touch (certain features iPhone only)
    - Set your own price: Apps $0-$6.99, Widgets $0-$2.99
    - Users buy/download in iTunes Wi-Fi Store / iTunes Store (Mac/PC)
    - Automatic updating wirelessly or docked

    - Demonstration of exporting from XCode 3 to iTunes Store
    - Submits source code to Apple for validation (make sure that people aren’t abusing the system, prevent malware and viruses)
    - If using microphone or GSM, iPhone only; otherwise, available for both iPhone and iPod Touch
    - Apps can be free or up to $6.99; Widgets free or up to $2.99
    - Developers recieve 70% of revenue for their products
    - Licensed under Apple Mobile Software License
    - Can download wirelessly from iTunes Wi-Fi Store or docked to computer from iTunes Store
    - Demonstration of wirelessly downloading (and running) the app submitted earlier
    - Apps and widgets can be rearranged on front screen; front screen scrolls to show all apps/widgets
    - Resubmit updated versions of apps; when added to store, iPhone/Touch will ask you to update it next time you use it (or next time you dock the iPhone/Touch)
    - Developers can get their hands on a beta version of the SDK tomorrow on ADC and start developing; final version due early February
    - iTunes 7.6 and iPhone/iPod Touch Software update 1.3 allowing for Apps mid-February

    Example apps/widgets
    - iChat (coming with 1.3 update) (AIM, Jabber/Google Talk)
    – Quick demonstration
    - RSS Feed Reader (coming with 1.3 update) (read feeds online or off)
    - One of our partners made something cool: Last.fm (scrobble tracks played on iPhone/touch wirelessly without syncing w/ computer)
    - Dictionary (coming with 1.3 update) (quickly look up words, translate, use wikipedia)
    – Quick demonstration
    - Yellow/White Book (coming with 1.3 update) (search for contacts, add them to your address book directly from the app, will sync back with address book on your Mac/PC)
    - Sports Ticker (coming with 1.3 update) (choose your sports and teams, get updates on their progress)
    - Another partner: Twitter (update your Twitter on the fly, see your friends tweets)
    - Try these out on the show floor today

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