iPhone Wishlist; Third Party Applications on iPhone?
The Apple iPhone won't be available here in Vermont as AT&T Wireless doesn't offer service within the state but that hasn't stopped me from lusting after the iPhone and even drooling over the just released ads for it.
Despite its super sexiness and sweet features, I'm a little worried that it'll lack one critical feature: Third Party Application support.
There has been some rumors that a Software Development Kit may be announced at the WWDC. An SDK should allow developers to develop applications for the iPhone or even better convert some Mac OS X apps to run on the iPhone. Support will probably be limited to small and well optimized OS X applications. That can leave a lot out!
I'd like to see the following applications on the iPhone:
- MarsEdit - Blog authoring application
- Colloquy - IRC client
- Adium - instant messaging
- Twitterrific - Twitter client
- Dashboard Widgets
- Flash Player in the web browser.
- Google Talk I can dream can't I?
In any case I'm going to find a way to get one from AT and T even if I have to go out of state for it.
Update: 03.07.07 12:33AM - Colloquy for the iPhone is currently in beta
Posted in Apple & Mac
by usrbingeek at 2007-06-05 03:10 ET (GMT-5) | 2 Comments | Permalink
First of all, iPhone is a smaller market than Mac market. It's only on the United States.
Most of the open source software are developed by people from different countries. Thus, it's dfficult to get people to work on an iPhone app if they can't even test it. For instance, one the reasons that Adium's video conference is a long-term plan is that some developers simply don't have a webcam.
Also, note that MarsEdit is shareware. Even if we are informed of iPhone SDK, making a busness decision is another story.
Colloquy is coming soon... colloquy.info/iphone/iphone.png