Ok, whoops, we meant to create something useless and fun. Surprisingly, this actually works very well, and might be considered downright useful in some scenarios. I hope that doesn’t disqualify us from the hack contest…
The iPhone Toolchain
The first step after jailbreaking our iPhones (which sounds dangerous but is actually pretty benign), was downloading and building the iPhone toolchain. The toolchain is clearly the result of hundreds of hours of work by a devoted group of iPhone dev devotees. What have they built? In a Nutshell, devs can now write native iPhone apps in the same integrated development environment we use to write Mac apps, in the same programming lanaguage, using almost the same set of APIs. It’s pretty overwhelming to think of the possibilites this opens up. It’s like a tiny little Mac/phone just like we were all promised! Thanks to the folks at iPhone Dev Wiki, and the binutils project, and these two pages for getting us up and running within hours.