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by Charles Ying

Safari Is The iPhone Developer Platform

June 11th, 2007

It’s official. Want to build applications for the iPhone? Safari is the solution. Web Standards is the SDK.

As I wrote about earlier this month, and this year, this is how you do it. It’s standards based, it’s pretty, and it’s the future.

Apple announced their iPhone extensions, there’s lots of integration points to make web apps first class on iPhone. Here are a few things you can do:

  • Dial phone numbers.
  • Send e-mail.
  • Link to built-in maps.

All of the web developers on the planet just became iPhone developers. Ladies and gentlemen, here comes the Mobile Internet Revolution.

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5 Responses to “Safari Is The iPhone Developer Platform”

  1. Zec Says:

    Still, I don’t get it. iPhone is not 3G phone, it’s EDGE, so how will you make road trip across the USA and Apple could guarntee your weby twoy apps will be available to you in a slick fashion ?

    Where’s monetisation for the developers ? Web 2.0 mobile bust…

  2. Kevin Says:

    I actually am in favor of using web pages for apps, and do so for a living. That way, the OS is almost irrelevant.

    But if you don’t have a standard browser across all mobile platforms, you’re not going to get a critical mass of developers.

    After all, people don’t write web apps for Apple desktops instead of native apps…

  3. samsun Says:

    But if you don’t have a standard browser across all mobile platforms, you’re not going to get a critical mass of developers.

  4. tommy Says:

    Thanks. Good information !

  5. Alex Says:

    Hi, danke Bezglich deines Beitrags.