A team of three developers has created a toolkit that can bypass Microsoft’s
limitations on developing programs for the Zune. The kit allows independent
programmers to create applications for the digital music player.
“This is the first Zune hack that works,” Glenn Anderson, one of the creators
of the toolkit told Wired.com. “People can now bypass all of Microsoft’s
limitations and develop for the platform.”
The toolkit called OpenZDK will allow developers to make new games, port old
ones, create emulators and even have a rogue app store on the device. It will
work on the original Zune and Zune HD.