Apple has released another updated to the iPhone SDK, this time Beta 8.
The new build of the SDK is 1.25GB and includes a new iPhone firmware. A new version of iTunes, version 7.7, is also available for developers to download but it isn’t yet released to the general public.
I just checked the dev site and the release notes they have posted are for the previous version still (Beta 7) so I’m no sure yet exactly what might be new in this version.
If you remember a when the iPhone Dev Program was first announced by Apple there were complaints that nearly everyone was being rejected.
Looks like that wasn’t far from the truth.
During his keynote, Steve Jobs mentioned how many developers applied to be an iPhone developer (25,000) and how many were accepted into the program (4,000).
TUAW caught this and did the math. The results? About 16 percent of those who applied were accepted into the program.
The $99 annual fee got a LOT of people excited about developing for the iPhone. I’m sure more will be accepted into the program as it matures, but for the 21,000 that we’re yet accepted it’s got to be quite a buzz kill.
Ready or not, here comes another update to the iPhone SDK.
Today Apple released beta 7 of their iPhone SDK. I can’t tell you what’s new yet…I can’t even get the file right now (their server is a little bit slammed at the moment).
Maybe you’ll have better luck–look for it in the iPhone Dev Center.
In addition to releasing the 10.5.3 update for their Leopard operating system, Apple today released an updated version of their iPhone SDK, bringing it to beta 6.
Not much is known right now about beta 6 of the iPhone SDK except that it’s big (around 1.2GB) and requires Leopard 10.5.3.
For more info and to download the latest SDK check out Apple’s iPhone DevCenter here.
RIM (Research In Motion, makers of the BlackBerry) has announced that later this year it will be holding its first ever BlackBerry Developer Conference in Santa Clara, California.
This 2 1/2 day event will have pretty much what you’d expect–sessions, discussions, workshops, and exhibits.
The conference will begin on October 20th and will cover things like Java, AJAX, and streaming video.
In addition to announcing the conference, RIM also has released a Developer Video Library that are “highly technical” and not intended for non-developers.
Apple has just updated their iPhone SDK to beta 5.
No word yet on what exactly is new and/or different in this version but if you’re interested you can grab the just over 1GB monster here.
In an effort to make creating casual games easier while expanding its installed base of Silverlight browser add-on users, Microsoft today announced Popfly Game Creator.
Last year Microsoft launced Popfly to help make creating widgets and mashups simple using Silverlight and now, using Popfly Game Creator, you can make games just as easily.
Popfly Game Creator is completely browser-based and was built with non-programmers in mind, so don’t worry about not knowing a computer programming language–looks like you won’t need it.
Apple has released an updated version of the iPhone SDK, making the latest version Beta 4.
New in this version is support for OpenGL ES to the iPhone Simulator.
The “ES” is short for “Embedded Systems” and is the graphics API for Symbian and Android as well.
Apple today announced the dates for their annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco.
The conference will be taking place in the west hall of the Moscone Centre and will run from June 9 – 13 and have three tracks available: iPhone, Mac, and IT.
No word yet on whether Steve Jobs will be delivering a keynote or what the ticket prices will be, but I’m sure that info will be released soon.
For more info check out the official WWDC 08 page here.