iPhone SDK: Ready, Set, …
by Samuel Sennott
The anticipation has built and built. The day is finally here. Tech Crunch and Mac Rumors are two good places to follow the big Apple news. What does the SDK mean to us? Well it has potential to mean a great deal. Imagine having your iPod touch be the best step sequencing, digital storytelling, portable direct select or one/two switch scanning device, all for under $500 with speakers and all peripherals.
Although back in October for CTG, we had a basic AAC software, thanks to collaboration with an awesome member of the iPhone development community. Yet, it wasn’t right to move forward. It needs to be solid. Families and their children would be depending on it to work. An iTunes update should not break the functionality of a communication device. Also a conversation with a trusted Apple developer, made me realize the importance of respecting the process. Now is the time. It will be very interesting to see what happens.
I still maintain my original theory that there should be an open format for conversion to a shared iPod touch platform. PRC, Dynavox, MJ, Blink-Twice, and on should consider collaborating on a project like this. Wishful thinking maybe, but could be a powerful way to share.