Just had a couple of quick questions on iPad development. A friend has approached me about designing an app for him, but he has a few ideas that I don't think will work. The background is that he is developing an idea for specific use within an industry, and this app's entire audience will be two large companies. As such, it's more than just a basic app. Here goes:
1. Is there any way of modifying the apple home screen (ie step outside of the app and have control over the entire iPad)? He would like to basically take over the OS and replace it with something else.
2. Is there any decent way, aside from through itunes. of synching an app with another database server? Basically, this concept will need a hub application on a PC distributing data that the iPad will pick up for its use.
3. Is there any way to distribute apps aside from the Appstore? Again, this idea would be very proprietary, and not intended for the general public. Is there any way to restrict access?
Thanks in advance everyone. I'm (obviously) not horribly familiar with iPad development, and I think I can safely assume the answers to these questions, but I had to ask anyway.