Screenshot utility for the iPhone (hacks)

iPhone Application

Yesterday, we had iPhone hackers making progress in their goal of creating high quality tools for the iPhone by developing a full-fledged iPhone application with a graphic user interface and its own icon in the iPhone home screen.

Today we have Erica Sudan from announcing that she has created her own screenshot utility tool for the iPhone.

The idea of the screenshot utility originated when she stumbled upon an iPhone screen shot snippet that was meant to be used inside the application. After spending some time playing with the code, she got down to writing the code for the screenshot utility taking advantage of UIApplication’s _dumpScreenContents: protocol.

The screenshot utility runs from the command line so currently more for the technically inclined and produces a PNG output of your screen (a screenshot from an iPhone as seen below).