[chimera-dev] iPhone SDK

Tom Ferrin tef at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Mar 11 07:56:07 PDT 2008

The iPhone SDK was announced last week.  Turns out the iPhone
includes a lot of the same OS layers as does the Mac.  I didn't
see anything about Python, but there is a hardware accelerated
OpenGL ES in there.  Also the standard set of development tools
(interface builder, xcode, etc) and a package called "Instruments"
that let's you capture on a Mac lots of execution trace information
on the iPhone via an interface cable.  One novel user interface
component: the iPhone includes a 3D accelerometer with software
interface.  The video I watched showed a shoot-em-up space wars
game where you steered by moving the phone around.  Someone is
bound to come up with an interactive molecular viewer; I suspect
Warren DeLano is working on Pymol right now.


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