iOS platform now live in GAME.minder

The astute among you may have noticed that there's a new platform on the block in GAME.minder today.  Late last night, we flipped the switch on iOS as a new platform in our system.  Call it a teaser of things to come in GAME.minder 2.One thing to be aware of, as with the 3DS platform launch, the support graphics for iOS won't show up until you download GAME.minder 2 on March 11th so don't panic, nothing's broken, just... incomplete.

For those who don't yet know, GAME.minder 2 (barring any app store funkiness) will be launching on the first day of PAX East, March 11th.  If you'd like to know a bit more about GAME.minder 2, head over to our PAX headquarters at  There will be 4 of us milling about the conference and tweeting our whereabouts so please, if you're a GAME.minder user, say hi!

There's only two weeks left everyone!  Can you feel the excitement in the air?

Legal and in the wild, on the current iDevice Jailbreak

So the web is all abuzz today as a a new jailbreak has been officially released that allows ALL (according to what I've read) iDevices to be jailbroken with a simple trip to a website.  And following the DMCA rule changes handed down last week, the legality of iPhone jail breaking is no longer grey but pretty black and white.When I first jumped on the iDevice bandwagon a few years back with a first gen iPod touch, I did the jailbreak just to see what was out there.  At the time, there wasn't much that interested me and I soon after took it back to "blessed".  When I got my first iPhone (a 3G), there was one, and only one feature that tempted me to jailbreak - custom SMS ringtones.  I once again waded into the jailbreak waters and found that, while I did manage to get the custom ringtone I wanted, the battery life of the device suffered overall so I once again went back to "blessed".  This was more than a year and a half ago.

Now that jailbreaking is declared legal, and now easier than even for end users, I find that the one feature I still want has yet to make it into the official version of iOS - custom SMS ringtones.  So do I jailbreak or not?  While the reasons behind the decision to keep this oft-requested feature out are undoubtedly typical apple "we just don't want to" fare, I find that I have no real desire to follow the masses down the rabbit hole anymore.  Part of it comes from a desire to keep things on the up and up on the developer side of things but honestly, the multi-tasking brought by iOS4 answers the only other real complaint I have so for the time being, I'll sit tight.

What about you?  How many people are going to jump on this most recent and simplest jailbreak?  If so, what features are drawing you to it?