[Noob] Um.. Where do I start?

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  1. jayjay960

    jayjay960 New Member

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    Ok, so I've been looking at the whole iPod/iPhone developing thing and it seems pretty interesting. Now, I'm not a complete noob, I've done a bit of programming before, and I don't think it would be too hard for me to get the hang of Cocoa, but basically, I don't know what to use to write/compile it in. Here's the nooby bit. I know the iPhone SDK is available from the Apple website, but I don't know if the SDK is necessary for developing for the iphone. Basically I was wondering if there was a program I could use to create and compile apps that I can download without using up my entire month's internet usage. Can anyone help me here?
  2. Hero2

    Hero2 New Member

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    Ahh, I see. What your looking for is BigBoss' toolchain. It is set of tools that was ported to iphone by BigBoss(some work was done by saurik as well). First you need a jailbroken ipod touch/iphone. Then within Cydia download OpenSHH, iPhone 2.0 Toolchain. Now with linux or Cygwin, install OpenSHH on your PC(im asuming you dont have a Mac). Using your PC, open a terminal/cmd prompt and run 'shh root@<ipaddress>'.you can find your ip address by openning your iphone's settings, click Wifi, then touch the > next to your router. Type the default password when prompted (alpine). Now you can browse your iphone's filesystem and use gcc for iphone.

    OR go to http://code.google.com/p/iphone-dev/ (official google code page for toolchain -- mod please approve this) this tells you how to setup the toolchain on linux/mac. Pc is supported but does not build.

    Other than those options, on a Mac it is way easier to use the official SDK.

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