John Gruber on iPhone Development

June 01, 2007

Daring Fireball:

Long-term, within the next two years, if not far sooner, I feel certain there will be various ways for developers to write iPhone software. (In fact, in Gizmodo’s transcript of the same Q&A session with Jobs from the D conference, they quote Jobs’s response to the question of third-party iPhone development as follows (emphasis added): “This is a very important trade-off between security and openness. We want both. We’ve got good ideas, and sometime later this year, we can open it up to third-party apps, and keep security.”)

I’m looking forward to seeing what sort of options start to spring up once the iPhone is officially released. I had a few neat ideas for possible applications back when it was first announced, and I’d still like to pursue those.

Marc Charbonneau is a mobile software engineer in Portland, OR. Want to reply to this article? Get in touch on Twitter @mbcharbonneau.