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    David Moyer
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    Interesting reading! Apple & Company has 4 of the top 5 killer Apps
    released in the last 30 years, so it will be exciting to see what the
    iPhone will bring to the comatose Cell Industry.

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    The great scramble among software developers to write the first iPhone
    killer app is coming to a head.

    The race began in earnest in March when Steve Jobs unfolded Apple¹s
    ³iPhone software roadmap,² a two-part package comprised of a tool kit to
    help developers write programs for the iPhone and a venue in which to
    sell them ‹ a variation on Apple¹s iTunes music store model called the
    App Store.

    Although the iPhone 3G is set to go on sale in eight days ‹ at 8 a.m.
    Friday July 11 ‹ Apple has still not announced when the software store
    will open. But on Wednesday it delivered a pretty broad hint: a midnight
    July 7 deadline for developers to submit their finished apps for the
    store¹s grand opening.

    ³Have your application be among the first available when the App
    Store goes live,² the message read. ³We will continue to accept
    applications after this time, however your application may not be
    available until after the launch of the App Store.²

    The message was not lost on developers. From Oracle to VisiCalc, the
    winning application on any software platform tends to be the one that
    gets there first ‹ although as VisiCalc proved when it was overtaken
    first by Lotus 1-2-3 and then by Microsoft Excel, any app can be
    displaced when a new platform comes along.

    According to Apple (AAPL), 25,000 people applied to be part of its
    iPhone developers program, of which 4,000 were admitted. These include
    some of the biggest names in software publishing ‹ Sega and Electronic
    Arts (ERTS), for example ‹ and representatives from approximately 175
    Fortune 500 companies, as well as hundreds of one-man shops. But even
    the biggest boys can use the free publicity that will attend prominent
    positioning on the App Store shelves on opening day.

    With so many apps to choose among, picking winners will not be easy.
    Apple has the best perspective; it showcased 16 apps at the March SDK
    event and the June Worldwide Developers Conference (see the keynote
    here), and by next week it will have seen and signed off on hundreds
    more.

    Meanwhile, pitches from publishers inviting software reviews have
    started to pour in over the transom. Businessweek last Friday posted a
    slide show featuring a dozen programs under development (see here).
    Other journalists have used their blogs to troll for promising apps. The
    coyest was posted by The New York Times¹ David Pogue, author of ³iPhone
    - The Missing Manual,² who may or may not already have an iPhone 3G in
    hand for review (if he did, he couldn¹t say). On Tuesday, he bemoaned
    the fact that even ³Big Chief Newspaper Reviewers² didn¹t know what apps
    were coming down the pike and invited developers to give him sneak peaks
    (see here). He may have regretted opening the floodgates. By 1:35 that
    afternoon, his post had been updated and the invitation withdrawn.

    http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com...-the-iphone-ap
    p-store/



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    Re: All eyes on the iPhone App Store!



    David Moyer wrote:

    > Interesting reading!


    Breathless fanboi gush.

    Pay-to-play-then-pray SDK.

    Who cares.



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    Edwin
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    Re: All eyes on the iPhone App Store!


    "David Moyer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Interesting reading! Apple & Company has 4 of the top 5 killer Apps
    > released in the last 30 years, so it will be exciting to see what the
    > iPhone will bring to the comatose Cell Industry.


    Back when you called yourself "Oxford" you predicted Apple would kill 3G
    networks and replace them with WiFi.

    [snip]


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