updated 09:20 am EDT, Wed April 9, 2008
alcheMo for iPhone
New Zealand's Innaworks has introduced the first limited beta of alcheMo for iPhone, a conversion tool for developers. The software is mainly intended for mobile game developers, who typically write their games in Java code; because the native iPhone platform uses Objective C however, developing for it can be unusually complicated. alcheMo is theoretically able to convert J2ME code for the iPhone instantly, without any need for manual adjustments.
Converted code is said to in fact take advantage of native hardware functions, including touch controls and the accelerometer. The new alcheMo beta is currently a private one, and requires developers to contact Innaworks directly to arrange for software. No final release date has been announced.