Tag Archive for 'UIKit'

First 3rd party GUI App for iPhone, More Apps Coming Soon

A new page on the iPhone Dev Wiki has basic source code for creating a native GUI application for the iPhone. It’s just a proof of concept, but it is huge news, and comes less than a week after people were able to run the first 3rd party app on an iPhone.

“Here’s the source to a UIKit Hello World. The iphone-binutils project has a set of header files for the UIKit in the include/ directory on the Subversion repository. If you compile this, place it in a bundle with the appropriate files, and add the appropriate entry to /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/DisplayOrder.plist, it’ll show up on the main menu.” from http:// iphone.fiveforty.net / wiki / index.php / UIKit_Hello_World

The first iPhone apps could only be accessed via a remote terminal connection. This latest news is a big step towards being able to create apps that look and act like the native apps like the notepad, calendar, maps, etc.

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Image from Netkas, he also has a compiled executable.

Update: There is now a GUI application for unlocking the iPhone.