[FoRK] More iPhone analysis

Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> on Fri Mar 7 18:26:49 PST 2008

	
Some of the details aren't great:

   http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/03/07/iphone-sdk-some-of-the-details-arent-great/

Notably, no background applications.  One 3rd-party app at a time  
runs, and if you switch away the app quits.  That blows.

Also, it appears that Apple doesn't want non-Apple languages and  
interpreters on the thing.  That doesn't bode well for Nu, unless Tim  
can make the case that it's just a veneer on the approved ObjC runtime:

   http://blog.mozilla.com/rob-sayre/2008/03/06/apple-bans-firefox-spidermonkey-lisp-lua-ruby-python-rhino-java-opera-gcc/

Here's a pretty comprehensive analysis of Apple vs. its competitors in  
this space:

   http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2008/03/07/apples-iphone-vs-smartphone-software-makers/

$0.02,


jb



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