So why was everyone up in arms about 1.1.1 breaking apptap and installed.app etc?? There were a lot of people saying they wouldn't update so they could use their applications on the iPhone. I think its going to be a big hit having applications on the iPhone, soon as i get my iPhone i'm going to be waiting for them.I just don't think there is a big market for iPhone resident apps. I think Apple is just doing this to deflate all the bad press they are getting for their "closed iPhone".
Think about it... Coming from the Microsoft PC point of view, which Windows apps do kids use. Answer MS Office. So rule out office type apps because of typing problems. What is next, nothing, zero, nada. For games they use the Wii or Xbox. So pretty much rule out games. Besides Yahoo has had browser based Internet games for years. Certainly browser based mobile versions of these will be coming out as the mobile Internet catches hold.
The Internet is king. So why would people re-invent user interfaces to access the Internet? Microsoft tried that years ago with Visual Basic having built in browsers. No success there. The thing everyone needs is simply a good Internet browser.
I'm interested in others point of view on this. Being a software developer I don't want to miss out on something that could be big. For now I just don't see much opportunity for iPhone resident apps.
I wonder what the percentage of people "everyone" actually is? It seems to me that with the iPhone and iPod touch being new that it presents a challenge for some. Overtime the hacking will die out regardless of whether Apple "opens" the iPhone.So why was everyone up in arms about 1.1.1 breaking apptap and installed.app etc?? There were a lot of people saying they wouldn't update so they could use their applications on the iPhone. I think its going to be a big hit having applications on the iPhone, soon as i get my iPhone i'm going to be waiting for them.
It's a bit close minded to just say people only want a browser and thats it. Recent experience with the iPhone has shown thats not true
Please come back in a year and post to this thread.I just don't think there is a big market for iPhone resident apps.
You can't run these things inside of a browser?-fart
I don't think the issue is running them in a browser, or that compelling apps can't be run on the browser, as that has already been proven possible. The issue I believe is that you are creating an additional hurdle/system requirement on these apps that is from a purely programmatic standpoint utterly unnecessary.
It already has, in my opinion. Installer.app. You load one piece of software on your phone, and not only does it give you access to what at this point might be well over one hundred different apps, it is an amazingly streamlined content delivery system. Tap the app, tap install, and it installs the app for you. It even keeps track of your installed apps and will notify you if an update exists, which is just as easy to apply as the main installation. A well designed and well executed concept, and all this done on a platform in which it was never designed to run. Considering all these factors, that NOTHING like that exists for cell phones, and the popularity of the software....I'd definitely call that a success. I'd also take my hats off to that level of programming skill. As to whether or not others will be "successful", that depends on how you define success.While I believe that there will be hundreds if not thousands of apps written for the iPhone I don't think they will be that successful. Possibly something totally new will catch on like the spreadsheet did for the PC.