WWDC: iPhone development means web applications
Yesterday at the WWDC Steve Jobs announced that 3rd party iPhone development was being supported via web applications. That’s like telling a builder “you can build any house you want as long as you don’t mind just building a facade inside another house”!
With all the criticism surrounding the lack of 3rd party iPhone development support, I was hoping for Apple to release (or at least announce) an iPhone SDK. Instead Apple tried to save face by playing the web applications card – and in a rather insulting way…
As an iPhone enthusiast, Mac user and ADC member, I’m not impressed – apparently I’m not alone.
Update: I’m definitely not alone.
Well, I’m behind. Reading the John Gruber article that you linked to was a horrifying experience for me. Why? Well, I have Macs and PCs, and the one thing I abhor about my Mac is Safari. What a piece of crap of a browser! I would go ahead and download another browser, but instead (and because it’s easier), I switch to a PC laptop for any web crawling I do. Safari quits a zillion times a week on me. Yes, I’ve cleaned the cache, etc.. It’s just terrible! And to release it for Windows? What a joke! Just make Windows as bad as possible, I guess. No iPhone for me; Safari would stop me in my tracks. But I’m getting a N95 today in the mail, so I’ll survive.