As you may know, I’ve got an iPod for Christmas. The problem is that if you want to develop something for it, you’ve to pay to Apple a license. Even if you pay, the only way for others to install your application is by using the App Store, which means that Apple has to approve your application.
Couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about how to Jailbreak the iPod to bypass these limitations. However, that method was tethered… in other words, you’re iPod wouldn’t be able to boot by itself; it would need a computer to do it.
Some days ago a full Jailbreak was released. I’ve followed a simple instructions to Jailbreak my iPod Touch 2G and I haven’t had any troubles. As soon as I’ve enough time (which will be in May) I’ll try to learn a little bit of Objective-C to develop something for it 🙂
If you’re on Mac, you can try the method at iClarified, but I didn’t test it.
For the last few years I’ve been writing apps using Java and C#. Doubtless they’re good and powerful languages, however some tasks need to be performed with different languages.
I’ve bought an iPod Touch this Christmas and obviously I really want to develop my own applications for it but, unfortunately the only way is by using Objective-C.
As a computer scientist I’ve been trained on C++ but that was a long time ago and, the truth be told, just the basic stuff.
Be that as it may, I’ve decided to learn Objective-C and Cocoa in order to develop my own iPhone / iPod Touch applications 🙂 I’ve found some tutorials at the Apple Developer Connection and at other blogs. Notwithstanding my lack of Objective-C knowledge, following the instructions I was able to develop a simple “Hello World!” in a couple of minutes.
Everything was great until I decided to deploy my application into my iPod. I couldn’t. Do you want to know why? Apple doesn’t allow me to deploy my own applications in my own iPod until I pay a developer license, which costs about $100 USD Dollars.
There is only one possible workaround, jailbreaking my device. Unfortunately I’ve a second generation one, and there is no jailbreaking available yet. As soon as I can I’ll jailbreak my device and try to deploy my applications.
What do you think about this Apple behaviour? Will Apple eventually shape up?