Saturday, March 01, 2008
iPhone SDK Launches March 6th
Thursday, March 6, Apple will host one of its Town Hall meetings at its Cupertino headquarters to discuss the state of the iPhone. Apple will likely divulge information about the SDK itself, the approval process for applications, and information on how the applications will be distributed.
With the iPhone SDK, developers can create Web 2.0 applications which look and behave just like the applications built into the iPhone, and which can seamlessly access iPhone’s services, including making a phone call, sending an email and displaying a location in Google Maps.
Hackers have already been crafting clever add-ons that range from instant access to a Blockbuster Online DVD queue to a pocket guitar that takes advantage of the touch screen. However with the new SDK package Apple expects there will be an influx of both commercial and freeware programs for user to use.
Several sources familiar with Apple’s plans, have said Apple with distribute the new programs through iTunes and they intend to approve all the applications that will made their way on iTunes. This controversial decision was rebuffed by others saying Apple’s approval will apply only to the commercial applications, while the free ones are not the subject to the same rules. But is still unclear if Apple plans to distribute the free applications through its iTunes.
Speculation as always with Apple should be taken with a grain of salt. We truly don't know what to expect until Steve Jobs and crew make it official.