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MacRumors
Mar 5, 2008, 08:58 AM
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Electronista claims (http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/03/04/native.myspace.iphone.app) that MySpace.com (http://www.myspace.com) is one of the few developers with early access to the iPhone SDK. They are reportedly working on a native iPhone application to access their site's services.A finished version is not promised for Thursday's software development kit (SDK) presentation and may hinge on the announcement at Apple's campus before it can be released, though whether this is for code- or distribution-related reasons is uncertain. MySpace is a very popular social networking website.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2008/03/05/myspace-native-iphone-app/)



Rojo
Mar 5, 2008, 09:01 AM
I'd rather have a more developed app for Facebook. The current web-based iphone app is severely lacking...

darthraige
Mar 5, 2008, 09:09 AM
MySpace? That site is messy as is. That site would destroy the wonderful look the iPhone has. Facebook is so much cleaner and crisper.

AHDuke99
Mar 5, 2008, 09:11 AM
you would think facebook would be the first out with one since apple went far enough to make a commercial with them. The web app is alright but not ideal. If this is true, it would be nice if someone produced an aim app for Thursdays launch. Mobilechat is too unstable to be on any use.

Compile 'em all
Mar 5, 2008, 09:12 AM
Facebook got the SDK too FYI.

darthraige
Mar 5, 2008, 09:14 AM
it would be nice if someone produced an aim app for Thursdays launch.

Hopefully the next iPhone to come out way down the road will have the camera on the front so we can do iChat video conferencing. That would rock.

Rychiar
Mar 5, 2008, 09:29 AM
best news i've heard. myspace barely works on iphone right now. hopefully an awesome native app would fix that.... as for u facebook commenters the current web app works just fine and it one of the best developed web apps yet, and thankfully lacks all that facebook app ****:p

EagerDragon
Mar 5, 2008, 09:36 AM
ZZZZZZZZZ

I am not 16, I don't have time to socialize like some people.
Good for those that can use it.

bbplayer5
Mar 5, 2008, 09:36 AM
Thats pretty cool actually. Good idea for apple to get myspace involved.

ert3
Mar 5, 2008, 09:38 AM
I some how doubt this just because Face-Nook actually made it into an advertisement which kinda suggests that they will be the social networking service apple defers to.

mathewr
Mar 5, 2008, 09:38 AM
Facebook got the SDK too FYI.


do u know who else got the advanced copy of the sdk thanks

chickenninja
Mar 5, 2008, 10:09 AM
i cant believe this is news, it was only a matter of time. but still good news!!:)
Native app access is quite an honor if myspace warrants a native app then at this rate its goona get crowded. good thing it comes with seating for 16 gigs.

crudsponge
Mar 5, 2008, 10:21 AM
First Off... Myspace is old. Sorry... Myspace is like a Pager. Everyone that didn't need one ran out an bought one 10 years ago... two years later, those same people stop using them. Same with Myspace... most people that ran home from work or school to check their myspace don't use myspace anymore. True, Bands on the road update their myspace regularly, and 16 year olds... but apple isn't going to go after Myspace. Myspace has a bad rap recently with Dateline, Peds, Creeps, 16 years old, etc... At work if you tell someone your on myspace it's a Joke! Seriously! Does Apple really want to be associated with that? Plus like it was brought out, Myspace is a mess. I'm sure some developer will create an App for Myspace, but I don't see Apple promoting Myspace or developing their own App. Besides, Imagine all the Crap people put on their page loading... even the songs that play. Half of it wouldn't show up right. So the App would really have to be scaled down Allot!

Second... if Apple Does create an App for Blogging... it will be Facebook. Come on people... were the hints not that obvious? Facebook on Apple TV? Jobs even demoed Facebook on AppleTV. Remember when Jobs called Starbucks when demoing the iPhone and ordered 2,000 Lattes? Later in the year they released the Starbucks App for the iPhone. Apple has been using iTunes to demo future looks and direction of Apple... aka Leopard Finder, so think iTunes... or AppleTV... 'Jobs Hobby'. Also, Facebook is a competitor to Myspace. Can't have Myspace on an Mac or iPhone with Facebook right next to it, and expect Apple to promote this.

You have to remember everything Apple does is carefully thought out and in Synce, kinda like 'iLife'. Take for instance Youtube & Apple...Youtube on iPhone, AppleTV... even iMovie has exporting directly to Youtube. Facebook is on AppleTV and in sync with your iLife package. Apple and Jobs have never mentioned the words 'Myspace.' Instead, Apple is going after Facebook... it's cleaner, and the direction Apple is going.
So where does Myspace exactly fit in all of this? No where.

My thoughts.

iStefmac
Mar 5, 2008, 10:43 AM
What kind of world is this, that the first reports of a native app resulting from early SDK, are MYSPACE?

Is this what YOU ALL have been waiting for?

I sure as hell hope not. How pathetic that its even on the front page.

craigverse
Mar 5, 2008, 11:15 AM
Myspace has a much stronger user base and recently has basically become facebook on steroids. I have many upon many friends who have deleted their facebook in favor of their myspace.

More power to both however, the more apps the better. This will be an exciting time. I can't wait! :]

dmula
Mar 5, 2008, 11:28 AM
Facebook on Apple TV? I know Flickr is there but Facebook?

ChrisSamsa
Mar 5, 2008, 11:30 AM
I would welcome a myspace app because the actual site in safari is crap. I'm a full time, touring musician.. and a lot of the time I don't have access to internet, but Myspace is the greatest tool for any band's promotion, and this would definitely help me access that quickly and conveniently.

I wouldn't be surprised if this were true, this is generally how MySpace operates, they don't build different versions of their site like facebook.. except their severely under-developed mobile beta, but they did build an app for the younger generation's favorite "smart phone," the Sidekick, when the Sidekick was the phone of choice for a lot of myspace users. Now, the tides have turned, and the iPhone is mega popular and trendy.. even in very young people (myspace's largest demographic) Also, Facebook is getting all the press for their elegant use of the iPhone, which has actually caused me to switch and use facebook a ton more than my personal myspace, so I would guess that MySpace wants to battle that by being the first social network site to have a native app on iphone.

Either way, I'm sure we'll see a native Facebook app too, but MySpace may want to get in on the SDK announcement, or be first.

glennyboiwpg
Mar 5, 2008, 11:31 AM
I'd rather have a more developed app for Facebook. The current web-based iphone app is severely lacking...

Actually I find it the other way round. I find the full blown facebook (on a regular computer) is way to bloated. I really couldn't care less about facebook apps. (don't send me a picture of a drink, just send me a real one?!)

I find the iphone facebook app to be clear and concise, free of clutter and has exactly what I need to keep in touch with my friends.

mdntcallr
Mar 5, 2008, 11:31 AM
at this point i'd much rather have facebook also.

use facebook alot more. but sometimes i need to check myspace.

myspace is so two years ago at this point. they haven't upgraded at all.

Daiden
Mar 5, 2008, 11:31 AM
Myspace has a much stronger user base and recently has basically become facebook on steroids. I have many upon many friends who have deleted their facebook in favor of their myspace.


I know many, many, many people (including myself) who did the exact opposite.

Myspace is old news. Nobody cares anymore.

! V !
Mar 5, 2008, 11:40 AM
Here is a thought, what if :apple:TV were to gain the function of MBA Remote Disc. This one feature would basically transform it into a Mac Mini or merge it.

Here is hoping for an :apple:TV update or :apple:TV Take 3. :D

mainstreetmark
Mar 5, 2008, 12:00 PM
First Off...

....

Second... if Apple Does create an App for Blogging...
My thoughts.


Do your thoughts include the possibility of MySpace writing the App without Apple's help using the soon-to-be-released-to-the-public SDK?

ntrigue
Mar 5, 2008, 12:12 PM
Come on people... were the hints not that obvious? Facebook on Apple TV? Jobs even demoed Facebook on AppleTV. Remember when Jobs called Starbucks when demoing the iPhone and ordered 2,000 Lattes? Later in the year they released the Starbucks App for the iPhone.

Facebook on Apple TV?

Starbucks on the iPhone?

genshi
Mar 5, 2008, 12:18 PM
Facebook on Apple TV?

Starbucks on the iPhone?

I think he was referring to the iTunes WiFi Music store feature on the iPhone that will show the Starbucks option when you walk into a participating Starbucks (and allows you to preview and purchase the song currently playing in that Starbucks.)

It was supposed to be rolled out in Los Angeles by end of February 2008, but I haven't found a Starbucks anywhere here that has implemented this yet. Still just in San Francisco, New York and Seattle as far as I know.

crudsponge
Mar 5, 2008, 12:19 PM
Correction: your right... Facebook isn't on AppleTV, Flickr is. (yes, I did get them mixed up) I don't use either, I find most of the blog sites pointless to be honest. If that's your thing, cool.
Although, I am writing my thoughts in this blog? lol :)

However, I still say APPLE won't design an App for MySpace. Will someone else? Yes. But APPLE WON'T. Myspace is something Microsoft would jump all over. Myspace is Dead for 'average people'. True, Musicians use it... yes. but how many people run home and check their Myspace, or post a blog on someone else's myspace?

Starbucks on the iPhone... mmm Where have you Been? Ya... it's on there. And 'possibly/rumored' more then just downloading songs Starbucks plays in the store. (if available)

Flickr on iPhone... that's where I'd put my money... I would see Apple going there. It's on AppleTV already.

Mitch1984
Mar 5, 2008, 12:24 PM
I have both, I tend to use Facebook more often though, it seems to be easier to use.
I think the novelty wears off with social networking when you start to add too many friends.
It's hard to keep up with updates to peoples pages, the good thing about Facebook (and now Myspace) is the news feeds, which helps but still; it was fun when I had less than 30 people people on each and I'd visit people's pages as it was too overwhelming to keep up.

severe
Mar 5, 2008, 12:29 PM
Facebook on Apple TV?

Starbucks on the iPhone?

Neither is true.

Mitch1984
Mar 5, 2008, 12:31 PM
Myspace is something Microsoft would jump all over.

They won't jump on it, Google already did, Google got an advertising deal for MySpace and some other News Corp sites. So Microsoft went to Facebook and bought 5% of it (probabably to stop Google buying it, just like when Google bought 5% of AOL to fend off MS). IMHO Of course.

genshi
Mar 5, 2008, 12:32 PM
Neither is true.

Partially true as per my previous post:

I think he was referring to the iTunes WiFi Music store feature on the iPhone that will show the Starbucks option when you walk into a participating Starbucks (and allows you to preview and purchase the song currently playing in that Starbucks.)

It was supposed to be rolled out in Los Angeles by end of February 2008, but I haven't found a Starbucks anywhere here that has implemented this yet. Still just in San Francisco, New York and Seattle as far as I know.

For further reference: http://www.apple.com/itunes/starbucks/

http://images.apple.com/itunes/starbucks/images/index_interface20070905.jpg

severe
Mar 5, 2008, 01:13 PM
Partially true as per my previous post:

Yea.. due to the lagging internet speed on my iPhone, I posted a little late.

Now ya wanna talk about something that needs to be improved!? ;)

TheSlush
Mar 5, 2008, 01:18 PM
Hopefully the next iPhone to come out way down the road will have the camera on the front so we can do iChat video conferencing. That would rock.

In theory, the current iPhone may be able to achieve a front-facing camera. Apple has a patent in place which describes a way for a display's pixels to capture an image in front of them, rather than a traditional camera lens:

Apple Integrated Sensing Display (http://www.macrumors.com/2006/01/13/apple-integrated-sensing-display/)

Perhaps this capability could come as a software upgrade?

chr1s60
Mar 5, 2008, 01:35 PM
I guess this would be kind of cool. I have a myspace and a facebook, but a month or two after signing up for both, I pretty much stopped using them. IMO they are both pretty much the same.

Telp
Mar 5, 2008, 01:52 PM
at this point i'd much rather have facebook also.

use facebook alot more. but sometimes i need to check myspace.

myspace is so two years ago at this point. they haven't upgraded at all.

I agree. Not huge either way, but facebook is definatly what is currently in. Mspace still has a lot, but most of the poeple I know use Facebook a lot more. On that note, so what. I don't know the general consensus on the population of either of them, and shouldnt base it on my community. just my thoughts. I do think facebook is a lot nicer than Myspace too. Myspace isn't even in the iPhones dictionary. =] facebook is however. Hmmm. Makes you think.

darwen
Mar 5, 2008, 01:59 PM
MySpace is a very popular social networking website.

Thanks arn! I was wondering what MySpace was.

I love how even here the "Facebook is better than MySpace" screams can be heard.

chrismac00
Mar 5, 2008, 03:27 PM
MySpace would be a cool app. They have a FaceBook webapp and it would be cool to have a Myspace one. I hate using MySpace on an iPhone. It's really hard! Any idea if they would charge for the app?

inkswamp
Mar 5, 2008, 03:27 PM
The best phone in the world meets the worst Website in the world.

TimJim
Mar 5, 2008, 03:28 PM
Who uses Myspace anymore??

Facebook is where it's at.

crudsponge
Mar 5, 2008, 03:43 PM
...... Where it's at. Bottle and Cans just Clap you hands.

newrigel
Mar 5, 2008, 03:45 PM
First Off... Myspace is old. Sorry... Myspace is like a Pager. Everyone that didn't need one ran out an bought one 10 years ago... two years later, those same people stop using them. Same with Myspace... most people that ran home from work or school to check their myspace don't use myspace anymore. True, Bands on the road update their myspace regularly, and 16 year olds... but apple isn't going to go after Myspace. Myspace has a bad rap recently with Dateline, Peds, Creeps, 16 years old, etc... At work if you tell someone your on myspace it's a Joke! Seriously! Does Apple really want to be associated with that? Plus like it was brought out, Myspace is a mess. I'm sure some developer will create an App for Myspace, but I don't see Apple promoting Myspace or developing their own App. Besides, Imagine all the Crap people put on their page loading... even the songs that play. Half of it wouldn't show up right. So the App would really have to be scaled down Allot!

Second... if Apple Does create an App for Blogging... it will be Facebook. Come on people... were the hints not that obvious? Facebook on Apple TV? Jobs even demoed Facebook on AppleTV. Remember when Jobs called Starbucks when demoing the iPhone and ordered 2,000 Lattes? Later in the year they released the Starbucks App for the iPhone. Apple has been using iTunes to demo future looks and direction of Apple... aka Leopard Finder, so think iTunes... or AppleTV... 'Jobs Hobby'. Also, Facebook is a competitor to Myspace. Can't have Myspace on an Mac or iPhone with Facebook right next to it, and expect Apple to promote this.

You have to remember everything Apple does is carefully thought out and in Synce, kinda like 'iLife'. Take for instance Youtube & Apple...Youtube on iPhone, AppleTV... even iMovie has exporting directly to Youtube. Facebook is on AppleTV and in sync with your iLife package. Apple and Jobs have never mentioned the words 'Myspace.' Instead, Apple is going after Facebook... it's cleaner, and the direction Apple is going.
So where does Myspace exactly fit in all of this? No where.

My thoughts.
I need myspace on my iPhone so I can get to the nearest sluts in my neighborhood hehe...
Myspace SUCKS!

Hawkeye411
Mar 5, 2008, 03:59 PM
Why anyone would post their personal information on Facebook or Myspace is beyond me!! Kids these days do some strange things. :confused: Actually, I guess that there are probably grownups that are doing it as well. :eek:

hexonxonx
Mar 5, 2008, 04:12 PM
Who uses Myspace anymore??

Facebook is where it's at.

I don't know anyone who uses Facebook, everyone still uses Myspace.

Pippen Man
Mar 5, 2008, 04:34 PM
I actually created a Facebook solely because of the app for the iPod touch in Safari. One of the best web apps I've ever used, clean, fast, and overall great. Now, I'm trying to phase out MySpace out of my life and envelop Facebook.:cool::apple:

mikeinternet
Mar 5, 2008, 05:18 PM
it's not a question of which social site is going to have an app.all of them will. It would be a bone head move for any site like those not to.

mikeinternet
Mar 5, 2008, 05:21 PM
where's our dedicated macrumors app?

caliguy
Mar 5, 2008, 05:29 PM
ZZZZZZZZZ

I am not 16, I don't have time to socialize like some people.
Good for those that can use it.

WWWWWWWWEEEEE

I am 16... actually just turned 17 two days ago, so I am really excited.
MySpace has a lot going on on each of it's pages, so hopefully an iPhone version will only have the necessary bits and cut off all of the annoying ad space.

ijerry
Mar 5, 2008, 05:56 PM
while you all are going on about facebook/myspace.....

how about a native twitter app? I gave up on myspace/facebook a while ago (over hyped).


:apple:

SharkySharky
Mar 5, 2008, 06:24 PM
Also, Facebook is a competitor to Myspace. Can't have Myspace on an Mac or iPhone with Facebook right next to it, and expect Apple to promote this.

First off- Aren't Yahoo! And Google competitors? Well already on the iPhone you can choose which search engine you would like to use.

BUT even more relevant to this quote is on the springboard of the iPhone there is GOOGLE MAPS app right next to a YAHOO! WEATHER app! I know they aren't exactly the same thing, but they are still competitors.



Secondly- There is already a native iPhone app for myspace. Its called MOBILE SAFARI! Unless they are planning on making this app SUPER awesome I will stick to safari since the iPhone is the first phone to offer the complete Internet.

AND

Myspace mobile is a sack of horse... Shoes. It has less functions and it is lame. So unless they add something unique I will stick to safari!



What I really want is a way for me to edit and contribute to my .mac blog I made in iWeb! I can contribute to my web gallery from my iPhone, why not my blog?

SharkySharky
Mar 5, 2008, 06:29 PM
The best phone in the world meets the worst Website in the world.

I will admit that I use myspace, but I agree with you 100%! I am saying that in a reference to the actual coding of myspace. It is so poorly written and has WAY too many bugs and is too easy to hack! Plus what is this race to have the most friends? What do you achieve by haveing over 3,000 friends when you have only talked to maybe 5% of them more than once?

Foxglove9
Mar 5, 2008, 06:48 PM
This is great news! Except that I don't own an iPhone. Hmmmm...

iJesus
Mar 5, 2008, 06:51 PM
Here's another guy who probably has the SDK.

chuckles:)
Mar 5, 2008, 07:48 PM
I think that since myspace is web based on a computer, there is no need for it to have a dedicated app on the iphone.

Office on the other hand is desperately in need of one.

Lancetx
Mar 5, 2008, 09:29 PM
As of January 2008, MySpace had just over 110 million active members while Facebook was at about 68 million. Like them or not, MySpace is still easily the most popular social networking site out there stats wise.

Pippen Man
Mar 5, 2008, 09:38 PM
where's our dedicated macrumors app?

Haha, MacRumors has probably had the SDK for a couple of weeks now, arn is like Steve Jobs...always messing with our minds;):apple:

But, that would be an amazing app to have! Even though I doubt Apple would approve it...:rolleyes::apple:

pedroistheman
Mar 5, 2008, 10:17 PM
Eff myspace. I dropped my account like 2 years ago bc facebook is so much better. This rumor better not be true. We seriously need a better facebook app. After all, isn't facebook in apple's latest iPhone ad??????

kuebby
Mar 5, 2008, 10:18 PM
I don't see the point. I really like the Facebook webapp, that's just as good as an app for something that's done completely online.

mikeinternet
Mar 5, 2008, 11:30 PM
I think that since myspace is web based on a computer, there is no need for it to have a dedicated app on the iphone.

Office on the other hand is desperately in need of one.

wow. thats a good point. what good would myspace or facebook be without a connection.

bennifer3000
Mar 6, 2008, 12:41 AM
Great. Now MySpace's horribly done abortion of a webpage can be coupled with breakneck speed of the EDGE network! YES!

Seriously. Release the friggin SDK and Flash Support. The iPhone will be like the hailed messiah of phones until they get serious about updating where it's lacking. And please don't wait for V.2.

kstefanick
Mar 6, 2008, 02:11 AM
BOOOO MySpace

ntrigue
Mar 6, 2008, 12:45 PM
It was supposed to be rolled out in Los Angeles by end of February 2008, but I haven't found a Starbucks anywhere here that has implemented this yet. Still just in San Francisco, New York and Seattle as far as I know.

Here in California, I've had it at all my local SBUX for months!

I thought he meant the ordering system which is the true SDK App

http://gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2008/01/interactive_quickOrder_t.jpg

thefourthpope
Mar 6, 2008, 02:07 PM
I'm indifferent to MySpace, especially on my iPhone, but if it gets things moving more...fine

WarDogg
Mar 9, 2008, 10:16 AM
Yea, mobile myspace sux! Is there any way to go back to the full blown webpage?!?!?!