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Jolt Productivity Awards: Mobile and Web Development #1



For many developers, the words "fun" and "programming" aren't often used in the same sentence. But that's about to change if you are programming an iPhone app using Zimusoft's DragonFireSDK, a 2010 Jolt Productivity Award winner in the Mobile and Web Development category.

From installation all the way to my first app, the experience was both fun and straightforward. Up until recently, iPhone development required a Mac. DragonFireSDK opens up a great opportunity for PC developers to get in the game.

The SDK installs seamlessly as a plug-in to VisualStudio and gives an iPhone simulator to immediately see and test your app. What's more, since apps can be written in C or C++, there is no need to learn Objective-C. There are a number of sample applications included which are remarkably easy to follow and emulate. The help documentation is also very well done and answered any questions I had which could not be answered by referencing the sample code. Zimusoft makes the testing process a breeze by providing a website to upload apps, and receive a set of files which are then copied into iTunes and synced with your iPhone or iPod touch.

When it comes to coding for the iPhone, DragonFireSDK puts PC developers in the fast lane.


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