advertising
Link to jump to start of content The Seattle Times Company Jobs Autos Homes Rentals NWsource Classifieds seattletimes.com
The Seattle Times Business & Technology
Traffic | Weather | Your account Movies | Restaurants | Today's events

News, analysis and perspectives from the
technology team at The Seattle Times.
Have a news tip? Follow the links below to e-mail us.

All blogs and discussions:

Go

June 12, 2007

Outside apps for the iPhone?

Posted by Tricia Duryee at 10:55 AM

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced during his keynote address at Apple's developers conference in San Francisco on Monday that third-party application developers will be able to create Web applications for the iPhone, according to a story today by CNet.

One of the harshest criticisms of the iPhone was that it was considered a closed platform -- developers would not be able to build applications for it. Other phone systems, including Windows Mobile and Symbian, are open.

CNet reported that the developers will have to use Safari, Apple's Web browser, and that they will be able to create iPhone applications using common Web development standards such as Ajax ahead of the iPhone's June 29 launch.

As a bonus, CNet said those applications will also work on Windows because Safari can now run on Microsoft's operating system.

Still, the announcement falls short of what developers wanted to hear. Apple will not set up a development kit or support a community for iPhone applications at this time.

By limiting third-party applications, the iPhone is supposed to be more reliable and secure.

Share:    Digg     Newsvine

Tricia Duryee
Tricia Duryee
E-mail|Bio


Angel Gonzalez
Angel Gonzalez
E-mail|Bio


Kristi Heim
Kristi Heim
E-mail|Bio


Benjamin J. Romano
Benjamin J. Romano
E-mail|Bio


Mark Watanabe
Mark
Watanabe

E-mail|Bio

Marketplace

advertising

advertising