It’s been almost a week since Apple had their iPhone SDK event and announced that developers would now be able to create cool apps for the iPhone. Some of the applications demonstrated at the event gave us a glimpse at what we’ll be seeing over the next several months which left many iPhone owners excited. It appears developers are just as excited about developing the apps as users are to get their hands on them because the SDK has been downloaded over 100,000 times.
In a press release from Apple, senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, Phillip Schiller says:
Developer reaction to the iPhone SDK has been incredible with more than 100,000 downloads in the first four days.
If we were to make a list of the top five applications we’d want to see, they’d include:
- Google Talk Chat Client
- Spreadsheet/Document editor
- Voice dialing
- Streaming TV/radio
Number one on the list is a Google Talk chat client which would be nice because it’s my primary messaging service, however, I was disappointed to learn that the application (if developed) wouldn’t be able to run in the background. At the SDK event, Jobs never mentioned the fact that only one application will be able to run at a time. On page 16 of the guideline book, it says “Only one iPhone application can run at a time, and third-party applications never run in the background. This means that when users switch to another application, answer the phone, or check their email, the application they were using quits.“
Despite the fact that only one app can be running at a time, we can’t wait to see what kind of apps those 100,000 downloads will produce!
In other iPhone news, The iPhone Dev Team has already managed to jailbreak the firmware (2.0) that hasn’t even been released to the public yet. Apparently they got their hands on it from one of the beta testers. They worked their magic and now when the firmware is released in June, users should be good to go.
Source: Engadget iMobile