by Giles Turnbull

Meanwhile, in other news…

The OmniPeople have re-made their web site, and it’s looking very nice indeed.

Aquamacs has reached 1.0. This version includes new icons, more keyboard shortcuts and a whole lot more.

Nokia released Nokia Media Transfer 1.0 beta for transferring photos and files from your Mac to selected Nokia handsets.

Apple does a deal with Bebo? Why Bebo? I’ll believe this when I see it.

Phil Dow on WWDC:

Instead of announcing an SDK Jobs announced that developers would be able to write AJAX Web 2.0 applications that could be run directly in Safari on the iPhone. This was even billed as an advantage -- developers wouldn't need an SDK, how great is that? But the phone has a standards compliant browser. Of course it can run web apps based on dhtml, css and javascript. Nothing new here.

And Fraser Speirs:

I thought the ridiculous sight of senior Apple people trying to convince this highly technical crowd that the 3rd party development platform is a web site (albeit with some custom URL scheme handlers built into the iPhone apps) was just embarrassing. We know that’s not what we’re asking for in an SDK. They know that’s not what we’re asking for in an SDK, and the spin was just toe-curling.

Is Safari for Windows a threat to Windows itself?

The number one reason Windows users don’t switch is because they are used to the platform and don’t want to learn something new. Apple is bridging that gap by allowing those people to make the switch by familiarizing them with applications they already know.

Lifehacker’s list of 10 apps that should have been in Leopard.


2007-06-13 05:13:11
I'm only a part-time hobby developer and I felt the same way about the iPhone's "Sweet" SDK. I mean, web apps are something an Apple PR guy mentioned shortly after the iPhone's original announcement. It is nothing new and it is not a concession to developers in any way. That was definitely the low point of the keynote.
Simon Hibbs
2007-06-13 08:20:31
We'll just have to wait and see just how extensively the native services of the iPhone are exposed to browser apps. Steve's implication was that you get access to pretty much everything.

Imagine Safari apps with extensive native phone services access, Flash or Silverlight UIs, and even Google Gears running on the iPhone. I think all this fuss might look pretty silly in a few months time.