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Apple says iPhone supports third party applications

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Jun 2007 15:59 User comments (3)

Apple says iPhone supports third party applications After months of speculation ever since the iPhone was first introduced earlier this year, Apple Inc. has confirmed that there will be support for some third-party applications. However, developers will be able to create applications using the full Safari engine instead of writing code that works directly with the handset.
The announcement was made by Apple CEO Steve Jobs at this year's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. This move means that Apple is able to keep its iPhone interface secure. Developers will be able to use standard Web 2.0 + AJAX coding to create applications that will be able to be integrated with the iPhone services.

Apple also said that no software development kit (SDK) will be necessary, developers will only need to understand web standards. The company also revealed that there is no secret 12th application as has been speculated. "Third party apps can be live from day one", Jobs said. "This is how Google do it, how Saleforce do it and it means that the phone will stay secure."

The iPhone is due out in the U.S. on June 29th.

Source:
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3 user comments

111.6.2007 16:30

This is a good development allowing this kinda development with out loosing any Operating System code. I like it. :)

211.6.2007 18:26

Quote:
"This is how Google do it, how Saleforce do it and it means that the phone will stay secure."
Secure = Locked to Cinglar

330.7.2007 23:36

We aren't that far away from having to worry about cel phone virus attacks.

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