October 20, 2007

Third Party applications now on iPhone !!!

After the success of FaceBook being open to developers, it was now the turn of the hottest product ever to be open to developers....Developers would now be able to download their applications in the iPhone [but from the month of February,08]. As per the statement from Steve Jobs, "iPhone would be COMPLETELY open to APPLICATIONS" surprised Below is a copy of the statement from Steve Jobs [taken from Apple's official site]:
We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users. With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for developers.

It will take until February to release an SDK because we’re trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once—provide an advanced and open platform to developers while at the same time protect iPhone users from viruses, malware, privacy attacks, etc. This is no easy task. Some claim that viruses and malware are not a problem on mobile phones—this is simply not true. There have been serious viruses on other mobile phones already, including some that silently spread from phone to phone over the cell network. As our phones become more powerful, these malicious programs will become more dangerous. And since the iPhone is the most advanced phone ever, it will be a highly visible target.

Some companies are already taking action. Nokia, for example, is not allowing any applications to be loaded onto some of their newest phones unless they have a digital signature that can be traced back to a known developer. While this makes such a phone less than “totally open,” we believe it is a step in the right direction. We are working on an advanced system which will offer developers broad access to natively program the iPhone’s amazing software platform while at the same time protecting users from malicious programs.

We think a few months of patience now will be rewarded by many years of great third party applications running on safe and reliable iPhones.
Source : Apple Hot News

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At Oct 21, 2007, 1:54:00 AM , Blogger Manish said...

Nokia Taps Web Developers for Next Killer Mobile App


You may like to add this link in last 'Related News' section.


At Oct 21, 2007, 3:13:00 AM , Anonymous Himanshu Sheth said...

@Manish: Thanks for the information.Have added this valuable link to the article.

-Himanshu Sheth


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