Zimusoft Inc. has created a product to build a bridge between Windows and the iPhone: DragonFireSDK. For the first time, Windows developers can fully code and debug iPhone Apps without ever leaving Windows.
Apple published an SDK for the iPhone, but it only runs on a Mac and it requires programmers to learn Objective-C — a variant of the C/C++. Of the 5 million programmers worldwide, over 80% work in Windows and do not know Objective-C. With DragonFireSDK, C/C++ programmers can develop for the iPhone using the Windows computer they already own and the language they already understand.
The DragonFireSDK product consists of a cross-platform Library and an iPhone Simulator. Windows programmers see an on-screen iPhone Simulator running their code. When the App is complete, an App Bundle is prepared that will run on the iPhone and is ready for submission to the Apple iPhone App Store. Games made in Windows with DragonFireSDK are already being shipped.
Clint Brock of Zimusoft said, "We understand that there are thousands of programmers who would enjoy entering the iPhone digital playground. We also know that they have day jobs programming in Windows and would prefer a solution that they can enjoy this weekend — not after weeks of learning Objective-C and spending thousands of dollars to buy a Mac."
Zimusoft is comprised of specialists in creating mobile simulators, having previously created Windows Simulators of Nokia and Samsung phones.