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iPadDevCamp Registration Now Open

iPadDevCamp, produced by iPhoneDevCamp, will be held on April 16-18, 2010 at eBay offices in San Jose, CA. Tickets ($50) are available now through EventBright. iPadDevCamp promises to be full of nerd fun:

The event is inspired by BarCamp, SuperHappyDevHouse, and MacHack, to develop Cocoa Touch and Web-based applications for iPad. This follows the previous iPhoneDevCamp events held at Adobe Systems in San Francisco, July 2007 and August 2008, and Yahoo! in 2009. Out-of-town guests are welcome.

Attendees will include Cocoa Touch developers, web developers, UI designers, and testers, all working together over the weekend. Development projects will include both solo and team efforts. While some attendees will wish to work solo during the event, we encourage attendees to team up, based on expertise, to work in ad-hoc project development teams. All attendees should be prepared to work on a development project during the event.

WWDC '09 Keynote Video Posted

Apple has posted video of the WWDC Keynote address by Phil Schiller.
Watch the video

iPhone SDK For iPhone OS 3.0 Beta Posted

Apple has posted iPhone SDK for iPhone OS 3.0 beta, registered developers can download it now. (Update: Standard or Enterprise Program members only.)

Here are some of the new features available to developers:

In App Purchase
Allow users to purchase content or services from your application using the Store Kit framework. This new framework handles the financial aspects of the transaction, processes payment with the iTunes Store, and provides your application with information about the purchase.

Apple Push Notification service

The Apple Push Notification service provides a way to alert your users of new information, even when your application isn't running. Send text notifications, trigger audible alerts, or add a numbered badge to your application icon.

Accessories
Using the new External Accessory framework, your application can now communicate with "Made for iPod" hardware accessories attached to iPhone or iPod touch through either the 30-pin dock connector or wirelessly using Bluetooth.

Peer to Peer Connectivity
Add multi-player capabilities to your games using the peer to peer network connectivity and in game voice communication features of Game Kit. This powerful new framework allows any application, not just games, to communicate between devices using Bluetooth-no pairing required.

Maps
You can now embed maps within your applications using the new Map Kit framework. Map Kit works with the Google Mobile Maps Service and features panning and zooming, custom annotations, current location and geocoding.

iPod Library Access
Access music, podcasts, or audio books in a user's iPod library directly from your application using the updated Media Player framework. You can play, repeat and shuffle songs or whole playlists, or create sequences of songs using custom searches.

iPhone OS 3.0 Event Highlights

Live coverage of Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 event is available from the from the following sites:
Electronista/MacNN
Engadget
Macworld
Gizmodo

Here are some of the highlights:

  • End User: Free update for iPhone coming this summer, 1st gen will have some limitations due to hardware (no MMS, A2DP). iPod touch upgrade $9.95
  • Developers: iPhone OS 3.0 beta available to all today (???)
  • Stereo audio over BlueTooth (A2DP)
  • Spotlight system wide search
  • Voice Memos.app, enhanced Calendar.app, Stocks.app
  • New built-in apps and upgrades
  • MMS
  • Forward, delete SMS
  • Multiple photo selection (you know, for the email...)
  • Landscape mode support for key apps: Mail, SMS, etc...
  • Cut/Copy/Paste within and across apps
  • 100 new features for end user...
  • Demos from Oracle, ESPN, Smule, ngmoco
  • Streaming media support over HTTP, bandwidth optimized
  • Access media library from apps
  • Email directly from app, access to Proximity sensor (not just for Google anymore),
  • Still NO to background apps
  • Push notification finally ready
  • Turn-by-turn GPS navigation now possible but developers must supply own maps, can't use Google maps
  • Maps API allows devs easy access to Google maps
  • Hardware interface, developers can make apps that talk to hardware over dock connector, BlueTooth
  • Peer-to-peer APIs make it easier for developers to build multi-user apps, Bonjour based
  • In-app sales - buy more levels, upgrades from inside an application (paid apps only)
  • iPhone OS 3.0 to include 1000 new APIs
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