iPhone to Support Third-Party Web 2.0 Applications Innovative New Way to Create Applications for iPhone
WWDC 2007, San Francisco (rushprnews)June 12, 2007â€”AppleÂ® today announced that its revolutionary iPhoneâ„¢ will run applications created with Web 2.0 Internet standards when it begins shipping on June 29.
Developers can create Web 2.0 applications which look and behave just like the applications built into iPhone, and which can seamlessly access iPhoneâ€™s services, including making a phone call, sending an email and displaying a location in Google Maps. Third-party applications created using Web 2.0 standards can extend iPhoneâ€™s capabilities without compromising its reliability or security.
â€œDevelopers and users alike are going to be very surprised and pleased at how great these applications look and work on iPhone,â€ said Steve Jobs, Appleâ€™s CEO. â€œOur innovative approach, using Web 2.0-based standards, lets developers create amazing new applications while keeping the iPhone secure and reliable.â€
Web 2.0-based applications are being embraced by leading developers because they are far more interactive and responsive than traditional web applications, and can be easily distributed over the Internet and painlessly updated by simply changing the code on the developersâ€™ own servers. The modern web standards also provide secure data access and transactions, like those used with Amazon.com or online banking.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and will enter the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone.