Video of ‘iPhone-like user interface’ on Pocket PC

“Tzywen” has posted a video on YouTube of a “custom ‘iPhone-like’ interface running on a Eten M600 PocketPC:

Direct link to YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpP1_79rhQ8

Via Tzywen’s blog:

When I posted the video of my iPhone interface clone I wasn’t exactly expecting this much interest. Since then I’ve gotten a lot of requests to release it, a few job offers (3 claiming they are from Microsoft), people wanting to beta test it and people wanting to know how to use PPL… No, I haven’t gotten any emails from Apple yet if you’re wondering (wink)

Haven’t had much time to blog since my last post so I’m here to clear things up a bit. A lot of people have asked me to send them the iPhone software that was featured in the video. The short answer is no. I cannot do that because I’ll get sued. By not releasing the software to the wild, Apple cannot do much to me. All they can do is ask me to remove the video and my post. That’s going to save me a lot of trouble so I hope you all understand. Trust me, I would have released this if I wasn’t that concerned about Apple’s legal team. Who wouldn’t want to see their software running on other people’s devices? (wink)

I wrote this interface as a challenge to see if I can actually replicate the iPhone interface. I cannot devote all my time to developing this for a public release because I have a day job. Again, if there are no legal issues involved I would gladly release the source to the comminity [sic] and I’m sure that in no time, it will be able to COMPLETELY imitate the iPhone. IF there is time I will continue developing this and hopefully, someday somehow there will be a release.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “iBulb” for the heads up.]

45 Comments

  1. That’s just so, so wonderful.
    Today I made a wheel. Tomorrow, I’m going to grind up wood pulp and make paper.
    After I make a pencil I’m going to write a letter to congratulate myself…and maybe,
    ….I’ll ask myself if I have any more ideas.

  2. anti-creative cretin: That’s just so, so wonderful.
    Today I made a wheel. Tomorrow, I’m going to grind up wood pulp and make paper.
    After I make a pencil I’m going to write a letter to congratulate myself…and maybe,
    ….I’ll ask myself if I have any more ideas.

    LOL!!!!

    Oh, P.S. I meant Bill’s tiny little pecker, not piny… damn uneditable posts!

  3. I use to mock up things I wish were real too!!

    Haven’t heard from Apple Huh

    Well if it becomes commercially or shareware available instead of a cute little project,
    YOU WILL..And their lawyers of 12 Billion to play with and patents.

    Hey JoLO what you got.

    Keep your day job!!

    Just a legal thought

  4. This is just great. The market is being tested for Apple without any involvement from Apple.

    Just read the comments on YouTube and you’ll get a feel of the pent up demand for the iPhone. The iPhone is going to so HUGE when it hits the shelves.

  5. Gotta say it… he did an excellent job re-creating the iPhone interface with Pocket PC. Did you see the scrolling? That is not just skinning.

    Sadly, IF he ever released this, or it got in the wild, it would do major damage to the iPhone sales. Check how many YouTube comments are from people who want the installable files.

    I mean, if you can get 75-80% of the functionality of an iPhone with the apparent same ease-of-use, I can’t see spending the $500 for the first gen iPhone. Very Interesting indeed. And I am ecstatic about the iPhone and can’t wait to get one.

    MW: fact. It’s a fact that thing operates and looks EXACTLY LIKE the iPhone!

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