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Tiny Code not working with Apple, FW1.1.4, apologizes

updated 05:40 pm EST, Mon February 18, 2008

Tiny Code apologizes

In response to a large influx of feedback regarding Tiny Code's announcement last week, developer for the app KellyTM revealed that the statement was false. Last week, Tiny Code announced that they were officially working with Apple on making legit iPhone and iPod touch apps, using a copy of the yet-to-be-released software developer's kit. KellyTM had also said that Tiny Code was waiting on the release of firmware version 1.1.4 before releasing any more updates, which he led others to believe was the first implementation of custom apps for the devices.

A post by KellyTM on MacRumors' forums clarified the error, with subsequent apologies going out to those in the community. Addressed to developers, he said "I apologize for possibly making obtaining pre-release firmware harder to obtain in the future and possibly discrediting any of you in the process."

"I duly apologize for any confusion I may have caused amongst your ranks attempting to figure out if Tiny-Code or KellyTM belonged to any of the developers you did in fact release firmware to," KellyTM said openly, directed to Apple. "I duly apologize for time wasted if anyone at Apple was called in to discuss what was released over a weekend when you should have been off."

KellyTM explains that the statement was simply an excuse to cease work on the repo app, saying that it "seemed like a good one at the time."




by MacNN Staff

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  1. dagamer34

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    S***** journalism

    I call "S***** journalism" for saying a source is merely text on a website. Shame on MacNN for this. Please remember to verify sources with actual facts. This isn't a rumor mill!

  1. brass2

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    trust

    So... He lies to the community and to the people who use his software.

    Are we supposed to trust his software to not be loaded with malware now? If you can't be honest in your statements how can anyone expect you to be honest in your work product?

    It's time for this guy and all of this software to quietly disappear from the net.

  1. FireWire

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    S***** journalism????

    Well when your source is text on a website.. from the developer's site, you can usually consider the statement to be a fact, not a rumor. If Adobe says on their website that they are releasing Photoshop CS4 in august, it's not considered a rumor..

  1. leamanc

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Of course it was a lie

    Even if Apple had seeded him with the 1.1.4 update and the SDK, he would have been under an NDA. A

    nd there's no way Apple would let a small developer like that make the announcement of officially sanctioned third-party apps. Apple would certainly be the one to announce "working together" on new iPhone apps.

  1. Buran

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    "Error"?

    This was not an "error". This was an outright lie.

  1. msuper69

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    jailbreaking is c***

    I wouldn't use anything but Apple-sanctioned apps on my iPhone so I couldn't care less about this bozo.

  1. UberFu

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    then Why the f***

    didn't KellyTM just say that they were going to stop working on the damned App?

    Wouldn't that have been easier?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: jailbreaking is c***

    I wouldn't use anything but Apple-sanctioned apps on my iPhone so I couldn't care less about this bozo.

    Right, because if Apple doesn't sanction it, it must be bad. I guess the only software you have on your Macs is sanctioned by apple as well?

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