Decided I would be adventurous and try to develop something for the iPod + iTouch and make millions and live the life of a pimp daddy – or something like that.
So off I adventure to figure out what it takes to develop an application, get the application to the Apple store and be able to cash the checks from Apple.
Seems this task is its own hellish task. The Apple SDK is only designed to work on a Macintosh machine, so that’s problem #1 for me.
The Apple SDKis $100, not horrible but why? I guess this is just to ensure (presumably) that the people developing apps for the Apple store are serious? Seems to me that Apple would just give the damn SDK away – they already require that you have a Apple Macintosh OS to develop for it anyhow.
Then it seems that Apple (for whatever damn reason) decided to use Objective-C for their SDK, not C++ or even C, yes Objective-C. As a non Apple fanboy I don’t get why on earth they wouldn’t just use something that the rest of the development world uses – ie; C++.
So my first task down this journey will be to figure out if I can get OSX86 working on a standard PC. Yay!