Budding iPhone developers who think it's too cumbersome to buy a Mac and learn a new variant of the C++ language to program for the iPhone, can finally create apps from the comfort of their Windows PC.
Zimusoft has released its own iPhone SDK (software development kit) that emulates and debugs an iPhone program from Windows.
Apple's official SDK only runs on Mac computers and forces users to program with Objective-C, a C++ variant that only a minority of programmers have experience with.
Zimusoft says that 80% of programmers worldwide only program on Windows and do not know how to use Objective-C. Its product, DragonFireSDK, brings up a simulator of the iPhone on the screen to help users debug their programs.
"Apple has been criticized for their restrictions, but they have not excluded us," said Zimusoft CEO Dave Edwards. "We love the iPhone and we are not only on the band wagon, we are behind it pushing."
DragonFireSDK is available for download on DragonFireSDK.com, for a pretty reasonable price of $99.95.