Thank you Steve
Yes I wish ppl would read the comments before replying.
Dont get me wrong here - I love the whole iPod Touch / iPhone thing - its a great platform, but its brand new - and Apple are not (imho) being very conducive to its overall development and improvement, what with their software release policies and what they think the whole iPhone experience should be like (no background apps for instance).
They are being far too big-brother-ish over its nurturing, saying what can and cannot be done with quite a bit of restriction.
Lets face it, we all pay good money to Apple for, even, the iPod Touch - I'd like to do what I want with it (but not writing viruses of course) - especially if I put the time into developing the app for it myself.
Thats why I'll stick to hacking open my iTouch and will eventually get round to looking into developing for it, all without using the official SDK - OR Apples approval.
What I was referring to being a 'pile of poo' though, is the Macintosh platform. But Phil if you prefer - okay its a pile of utter SHIT. Better?