question about developing for iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hatcher146, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. hatcher146 macrumors 6502

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    im still a little confused about what steve jobs said about developing for the iPhone. i am not a developer...but a potential iPhone customer.

    1)i believe the web 2.0 AJAX means that the only way to develop apps for the iPhone right now will be through safari. correct?
    2)apps for the iPhone right now will be only be accessed through safari and through the internet?
    3)in the future(coming months) will there be a SDK for developers to develop real apps for the iPhone and use iPhones great features and will be accessed through the home screen and does not require safari and the internet...or will this not happen?

    sorry if someone has already answered this in a different post. im just curious. mostly about question #3
     
  2. brandon6684 Guest

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    From what I can gather, Apple currently has no plans for a public iPhone SDK. They seem to be going iPod route with a closed SDK that is only open to a handpicked few.

    Considering that Apple has been saying for a while that the version of Safari on the iPhone is the real internet, we really learned nothing new today. I think most people were expecting AJAX stuff to work on the iPhone.
     
  3. Eric1285 macrumors 6502

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    Let's not forget that Jobs also said that 3rd party support would come "eventually". Maybe this isn't quite it, and something better is in the works?
     
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Apple released Safari for Windows. I think what this means is that now you can develop one application that will run on the iPhone. and on the Mac and on Windows. But actually it will run on neither of them directly.

    This is Apple's way to put a positive spin on "No 3rd party iPhone apps."

    But on the other hand, I think most things you'd want to run on a phone would be network centric and running inside a browser is not a bad idea.
     
  5. brandon6684 Guest

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    I would like to believe that, but I'm not holding my breath. They seem to be taking the iPhone down the route of the iPod as far as third party development is concerned.
     

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