Over the weekend I decided to try my hand at a little iPhone development. My Objective-C skill is non-existant, and my C skill is incredibly rusty - but I pressed on. First up was installation of the toolchain required to compile native applications. This one was tough, very tough. After much swearing and shouting, I finally managed to get it to install. The iPhone dev team’s official instructions were of help right up until

\
sed
‘s/\^FLAGS\_FOR\_TARGET=\$/FLAGS\_FOR\_TARGET=\${FLAGS\_FOR\_TARGET-}/g’\

This is where things seemed to go horribly wrong for me and others. After scouring google for solutions for what seemed like hours, I finally happened up on this little golden nugget. With the toolchain finally installed I cracked open my copy of Stephen Kochan’s Programming in Objective-C along with iPhone Open Application Development - a book by NES.app’s developer which I really can’t recommend at the moment.

I decided to write a useless little ROT13 app which you can grab by adding http://www.jasonmadigan.com/repo.xml to your installer.app’s repository list. I’ll release the source tomorrow after a quick cleanup.