Iím a programming hobbyist, just bought an iPad, and would like to write a few apps for my own iPad, not for anyone else, and for my own amusement. Iím not prepared to pay Apple $99 per year for the pleasure of doing so, I might have considered a one off lifetime payment of $99, but I think even thatís a bit rich.
I understand there is a free development which allows me only to write apps for a simulator - I this the case? If so how do I access this please? I canít seem to find it.
If I do then write something I want to put on my own iPad, I gather I can jailbreak it. Is this reasonably straightforward, and is it easy to restore factory settings if need be.
Any advice appreciated