Wednesday, October 17, 2007

3rd Party Applications For iPod Touch due February

Today I was at the apple website to get some more tricks(applications,Software) for us iPod Touch lovers.

What I found out is amazing, people don't have to use hacks to use 3rd party applications on ipod touch, by february iphone and ipod touch owners will be able to add applications! (yey).

Here is the quote from apple site:
Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users. With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for developers.

It will take until February to release an SDK because we’re trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once—provide an advanced and open platform to developers while at the same time protect iPhone users from viruses, malware, privacy attacks, etc. This is no easy task. Some claim that viruses and malware are not a problem on mobile phones—this is simply not true. There have been serious viruses on other mobile phones already, including some that silently spread from phone to phone over the cell network. As our phones become more powerful, these malicious programs will become more dangerous. And since the iPhone is the most advanced phone ever, it will be a highly visible target.

Some companies are already taking action. Nokia, for example, is not allowing any applications to be loaded onto some of their newest phones unless they have a digital signature that can be traced back to a known developer. While this makes such a phone less than “totally open,” we believe it is a step in the right direction. We are working on an advanced system which will offer developers broad access to natively program the iPhone’s amazing software platform while at the same time protecting users from malicious programs.

We think a few months of patience now will be rewarded by many years of great third party applications running on safe and reliable iPhones.


P.S.: The SDK will also allow developers to create applications for iPod touch.



Anonymous said...

except idk if i can wait untill febuary.
I just got it and im very interested in these 3rd party applications and would love to go to and jailbreak it but idk what the risks are. Ive heard they can lock the ipod touch and it wont work ever again so im scared and also idk how to put the applications onto it.
So do i wait untill febuary or jailbreak it now?

LiveCrunch said...

Well, I would suggest for you to wait untill February I mean with JailBreak you can do a lot stuff but there are potential risks, the locking up your ipod touch days are over.
But why would you do jailbreak if you can have "almost" same thing in 3 months LEGALY.


Anonymous said...

does anyone know if this new sdk iPod will just be a whole new iPod that you have to buy or will it be a new softwear version that current iPod touch, and iphone owners can download. If you have any information on this it would greatly aprecited if you can email me at

Thank you,

Anonymous said...

Its march today and I dont know where can I get these 3rd party applications, NOT THRU JAILBREAKING?????!!!! Any kind souls to direct me?

Anonymous said...

how do i download the legal 3rd party applications? please someone help me out i have a 16gb ipod touch with 2.0.2 version

Anonymous said...

yea how do I get this new sdk 3rd party applications?