iPhone rings up web 2.0 developers

by admin June 12, 2007 at 3:06 pm

But will this be enough to crack the enterprise market?

Apple’s iPhone will run third-party web 2.0 applications when it hits the shops in the US on 29 June 2007.

Apple has asked developers to create web 2.0 applications that link with iPhone’s services, such as making a phone call, sending an email and using a Google Maps mash-up to find the nearest restaurant.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said developers and users alike will be “very surprised and pleased” at how good these applications look and work. He added that by using web 2.0 standards the iPhone will be kept secure and reliable.

Mark Blowers, senior research analyst at Butler Group, told silicon.com by letting developers loose with the iPhone, Apple will “widen the pool of innovation” and increase the number of future iPhone apps.

Full story: silicon.com