Apple to Devs: ‘Start Developing iPad Apps Today’

Download the new 3.2 SDK and start coding, Apple says

By on January 28th, 2010 13:55 GMT
With Apple’s confirmation that iPhone SDK 3.2 is now available for those enrolled in its iPhone Developer Program, the company encourages these code-savvy individuals to waste no time, and download the new tools right away. Available free of charge (as usual), SDK 3.2 also contains the iPad simulator, which allows developers to test their apps against iPad-specific features, on their Macs, before the device is even out.

“iPhone Developer Program Members can start developing the next generation of innovative applications for iPad with iPhone SDK 3.2 beta, now available in the iPhone Dev Center,” Apple’s latest developer update reads. “The iPhone Dev Center also provides members with additional resources including the iPad Programming Guide, iPad Human Interface Guidelines, Preparing Universal Applications, and sample code,” the company behind the Mac OS reveals.

During yesterday’s event, Apple revealed that its new iPad ran almost all of the over 140,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for the iPhone or iPod touch. You just sync that baby up to your computer and you’re good to go before even installing an iPad-specific program. Included in its “Apple Launches iPad” press release is also a reference to the new SDK. It is reproduced below.

“Apple today released a new Software Development Kit (SDK) for iPad, so developers can create amazing new applications designed to take advantage of iPad’s capabilities. The SDK includes a simulator that lets developers test and debug their iPad apps on a Mac, and also lets developers create Universal Applications that run on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.”

Again, the software is available only to those enrolled with the company’s iPhone developer program. As a newcomer, you’ll first have to pay Apple a hundred bucks to hop aboard, and only then will you be able to download the tools to develop for the iPad. There’s also an enterprise program that costs $299. Visit Apple here to get the full scoop.

Download SDK 3.2 (for iPad)

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