Apple to allow outside applications to run on iPhone



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On Wednesday , Steve Jobs announced that outside developers will now be allowed to create applications for the iPhone. The policy of not allowing outsiders to develop applications for iPhone had angered and annoyed many users even leading to lawsuits. Now we are going to see some change in the policy.

The developers kit will not be available till February as Apple works out on a method which doesn’t expose iPhone to malicious programs. Under the new policy , the applications will be allowed to run in “native” mode. It could even require a digital signature for a program to authenticate there developer. Until now , outside engineers were not allowed to create something which could run on the iphone without being delivered through the iPhone’s browser. However , the policy that prevents iPhone from operating on different network still remains. Though many have devised methods to operate it on any network , Apple are still trying to block these moves.

Lets wait and see how much freedom does Apple give to these developers. I think it should have removed such restrcitions from the beginning . What do you guys think ?

3 Comments

  1. Shivaranjan says:

    That means we can see some cool apps coming for iPhone and some stiff competition for Nokia Symbian based phones.

    I wish they remove network lock feature so that we can use the iPhone with any carrier.

  2. Roxi says:

    That was the most important feature missing in IPhone. Now they will get more good responses from customers.

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