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."