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pwolfe

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Jul 12, 2007
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I am starting to really lose my patience with how slow applications load and the general lack of good software for my iPhone. I want to let Apple know that I am mad as hell about their choice to exclude 3rd party developers. Where is the best place for me to have my voice heard on this matter? I'm thinking an online petition needs to be made. Any suggestions?
 

rumpelgeist

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Jun 20, 2007
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I am starting to really lose my patience with how slow applications load and the general lack of good software for my iPhone. I want to let Apple know that I am mad as hell about their choice to exclude 3rd party developers. Where is the best place for me to have my voice heard on this matter? I'm thinking an online petition needs to be made. Any suggestions?
A couple of thoughts on this:

1. I see this issue from both sides, the consumers and Apple's. First, yes, this is a SmartPhone (if not a full fledged hand-held computer), and as such, we the consumers should be allowed to install third-party software on it. BUT, from Apple's point of view, they don't want to put themselves into a situation where they start allowing third party software that cause all kinds of problems with the iPhone. As a THANKFULLY FORMER Treo user, I see their point. That piece of unmitigated **** crashed CONSTANTLY. Was it the phones fault or the third part software that I installed on it? I honestly don't know, but if I had to guess, I would guess the latter. Apple doesn't want to have a reputation of putting out a crash-prone device, especially if it has nothing to do with their phone and everything to do with the extra software that owners put on it. I can see their point. It is a valid concern.

2. I wouldn't worry about it. Apple is very much aware of this concern and my guess is that the web application "solution" is ultimately only going to be used as a temporary solution to the problem. I would suspect that at some point, once the dust settles from the launch, that Apple will start to allow third party development. I suspect that software that is developed will be submitted to Apple for approval. Once Apple approves a piece of software, it will be added to iTunes at which point you can buy it just like a song and then add it to your phone from iTunes. Everyone is happy: Apple makes money, the developer makes money, you spend a reasonable amount of money and have new software on your phone. This is the most reasonable method for solving this concern, and it has been talked about for months. My guess--and it is only a guess, and not based on any knowledge whatsoever--is that this is where Apple will eventually go.

So, enjoy your iPhone the way it is for now. I suspect that the "goodies" are coming.

Rumpelgeist
 

dotcom

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Jul 12, 2007
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i agree web apps are not enough. What if you are out of a service area? On phone apps would still exist and i think Apple needs to take that into account. The phone could be made even more powerful by the inclusion of applications that do not require a consistant or speedy internet connection to opperate
 

aggieman

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Jul 6, 2007
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i agree web apps are not enough. What if you are out of a service area? On phone apps would still exist and i think Apple needs to take that into account. The phone could be made even more powerful by the inclusion of applications that do not require a consistant or speedy internet connection to opperate
I think this is part of the reason they chose to go with EDGE over 3g. EDGE is very widely available whereas 3g is limited mostly to metropolitan areas. Anyone not in 3g areas would not be able to use any of the web apps. That said i sure hope that web apps aren't permanently the only software that will be available and like a poster above said, that 3rd party programs will be available through iTunes.
 

alb0zf1n3st

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Jul 2, 2007
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I don't think they will enable 3rd party apps on this phone in the future on this phone maybe a newer model yes I think this phone is too unstable really