Date: Thursday, January 28th, 2010, 06:29
Along with yesterday’s iPad revelation, Apple also released an update to its iPhone Software Developer Kit on Wednesday. The new kit, currently in beta, will allow developers to write applications optimized for the iPad, an included documentation section covering multi-touch apps for the larger display while the Human Interface Guidelines covers the new views and controls.
Per MacNN, the SDK provides APIs that will allow developers to create apps that utilize external displays attached to the iPad. Other supported features include a shared file directory and tools to build universal apps that work on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Apple has also included sample code to help developers write iPad and universal applications. iPad apps can be previewed on a simulator and debugged from there.
The iPhone SDK 3.2 beta is currently available for all members of the iPhone Developer Program.