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Thursday, March 27, 2008

New iPhone SDK with Interface Builder!!

Good luck getting on the servers to download this 2 gig file. We can expect to download it by Monday.

The second beta version of the iPhone SDK is now available and includes Interface Builder, a powerful tool that allows you to visually build your interface and makes creating a UI as simple as drag and drop.


Interface Builder


We've also added new sample code and updated documentation to the rich set of resources available to you in the iPhone Dev Center.

Log in to the iPhone Dev Center today and download the new version of the iPhone SDK.

Become an Xcoder PDF available Free

Here's a great PDF that talks about Mac OS X Development. It doesn't cover iPhone specifics, but it helps nonetheless. Most of iPhone development is really just a scaled down version of Mac OS X development. This will definitely help for iPhone development.

Here's the link to the PDF: http://www.cocoalab.com/BecomeAnXcoder.pdf

Monday, March 24, 2008

iPhone Developer Program Acceptance

A friend of mine got accepted to the iPhone Developer Program. My question is: "Where is my acceptance e-mail, Apple?!".

Anyway here is the email he got:

Dear [insert name here],

Thank you for applying to the iPhone Developer Program.

We have reviewed the information you submitted when you initiated your program enrollment request and we are ready to instruct you on the steps required to complete the enrollment process.

Please click here to review and agree to the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement. You must execute this agreement prior to completing the purchase and activation process for the iPhone Developer Program.

Once you complete and activate your purchase, your enrollment will be complete.

iPhone Developer Program

Sunday, March 23, 2008

iFund Application Follow-up

I knew this was coming, but I was denied the iFund:

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers would like to thank you again for submitting an iFund Application; we appreciate the time that you spent sharing your ideas with us.

After carefully evaluating the description of your venture, we have concluded that it is not an opportunity that we are prepared to pursue at this time. That said, we wish you the best of luck with your endeavor and hope that you continue to innovate on this exciting new platform.

Sincerely,

The Partners of KPCB
If anyone was lucky enough to get a different response please post comments!

First Screenshots of the App Store

TUAW found some screenshots of the app store for iPhone 2.0. I wonder if the Apple Developers just jail broke their phones and copied Installer.app

http://www.tuaw.com Article

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Useful Code: Retrieving a URL

I found that retrieving a URL (with a POST) in Cocoa is pretty simple. I'm sure someone will find this useful so I am posting the code to do it:


NSString *post = @"key1=val1&key2=val2";
NSData *postData = [post dataUsingEncoding:NSASCIIStringEncoding allowLossyConversion:YES];

NSString *postLength = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%d", [postData length]];

NSMutableURLRequest *request = [[[NSMutableURLRequest alloc] init] autorelease];
[request setURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"http://www.someurl.com"]];
[request setHTTPMethod:@"POST"];
[request setValue:postLength forHTTPHeaderField:@"Content-Length"];
[request setValue:@"application/x-www-form-urlencoded" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Content-Type"];
[request setHTTPBody:postData];

NSURLConnection *conn=[[NSURLConnection alloc] initWithRequest:request delegate:self];
if (conn)
{
receivedData = [[NSMutableData data] retain];
}
else
{
// inform the user that the download could not be made
}


Check this thread out for more details:

Forums Thread

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Feeling Rejected?

I was pretty hurt with Apple's decision not to admit me as an iPhone Developer, but TUAW reports that people have been selected randomly. Read about it for yourself (TUAW):

"The accepted developers were apparently among the first to apply. Rather than wait for the SDK to download, many of the developers applied as soon as they saw the application page.

The accepted developers previously received the rejection letter (aka what Mike beautifully calls the "limbogram"). While the acceptance letter arrived this morning, developers reportedly received their initial rejections as early as the first Friday after applying."

Start of iPhone Dev Help Blog!

I originally planned on using this domain primarily as a forum, but i've noticed that i'm the only one posting on the forum. So I've decided to put my iPhone developer blog on the homepage, and instead move the forum to http://www.iphonedevhelp.com/forums/

Hope this works better!

Thanks for reading!
Felix