Woot! I’m no longer a recluse! After about a month’s hard slog at Objective-C, Cocoa and XCode’s weird bugs in in its own debugger, I now have a beta version of Oz Weather native iPhone app ready for testing. I’m pleased to say that it beats the Oz Weather web app hands down.
I’m inviting a handful of iPhone aficionados to put it through its paces – using the ad-hoc app distribution system. This requires me to collect the unique device ID of each tester’s iPhone and add them to my distribution profile. So how do you find your unique device ID (UDID)?
You can find out your device’s UDID using iTunes 7.7. or later. To do this, connect your device to your Mac and launch iTunes. In iTunes, select your device in the ‘Devices’ section and navigate to the Summary tab. Click on the Serial Number label to reveal the Identifier field and the 40 character UDID. Press Command+C to copy the UDID to your clipboard.
I’m not going to reveal all the details on my app right here and now, because there are some ingenious but evil competitors out there. (Well no doubt they are actually nice people who I would probably get on with like a house on fire, but it makes for a better blog post if I add some provocative language).
Just for tasters, here is a single screen shot anyway.