iPhone to Support Third-Party “Web 2.0″ ApplicationsJun 11th, 2007 | By James Lewin | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players, Mobile Podcasting
Apple today announced that the iPhone will run applications created with “Web 2.0″ Internet standards when it begins shipping on June 29.
Developers can create applications which look and behave just like the applications built into iPhone, and which can seamlessly access iPhone‚Äôs 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 iPhone‚Äôs capabilities without compromising its reliability or security.
‚ÄúDevelopers and users alike are going to be very surprised and pleased at how great these applications look and work on iPhone,‚Äù said Steve Jobs, Apple‚Äôs CEO. ‚ÄúOur innovative approach, using Web 2.0-based standards, lets developers create amazing new applications while keeping the iPhone secure and reliable.‚Äù