Apps running on Apple TV 2
I asked this before, but I would like to open a new thread (hope this does not bother the admins, please close the thread if you feel you should).
It would be great if iOS programed apps could run somehow on ATV2. I'm thinking in video apps for custom needs, for example seamless loop and autoplay, or use it as a small/limited computer. Just a little more expensive than Arudino, really more powerful than it.
I feel like it should be possible. The device has been jailbroken and 3rd party soft has been installed on it before, but I have no clue on how to do it.
Do you find it useful? Any suggestion on it? Or could someone tellme where to ask?
Apps / Pong / BTStack / ATV2
Here's a simple example of what can be accomplished right now with some existing tools.
Pong running on ATV2 with a WiiMote as a Controller using BTStack.
Pong on the Apple TV2 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
In order set yourself up for Development (Jailbreak required obviously for installing Lowtide frappliances)
1. Get XCode from Apple
Download Xcode - Apple Developer
2. Compile and install the example Frappliance (app) from NitoTV:
for details how to build etc. see:
For instance, you might need to install ldid:
When you get up to speed check the following resources: BTStack by Mathias Ringwald, Beigelist by DHowett, Tom Cool etc.
matthias.ringwald - Project Hosting on Google Code
For instance in the BTStack repository (svn checkout http://btstack.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ btstack-read-only) you will find the WiimoteOpenGLDemo:
Some more HelloWorld type Frappliances (but not as complete as the one above):