View Full Version : iPhone already has a suite of apps - Google!

12th January 2007, 10:36 AM
After listening to Macbreak After Dark ths morning, one guy mentioned a backend way of getting apps onto the iPhone - using Safari. If Safari is full featured with Java and Flash, then most (if nto all) web apps will work. That means all the online Google apps should work. This is probably the device Google have been waiting for all along, plus Google starting to roll out Wifi hotspots in the US. No doubt also the reason why Apple haven't entirely dumped WebObjects (other than the Apple Store still runs on it). Makes you wonder if the Google guy on Apple's Board had any idea that the iPhone was coming......

Time for developers to brush up on WebObjects and Ruby on Rails :-)

12th January 2007, 11:12 AM
good old webobjects... i learnt it a while ago but can't say I've built anything commercially with it, really pretty powerful stuff

12th January 2007, 12:21 PM
Can you imagine the costs of running large word docs / spreadsheets over GSM at the current rates??? Optus charge about $15 a meg or something like that!

12th January 2007, 12:25 PM
yeah, its insane :( Unfortunately unlike the US & Europe we don't have "all you can eat" data plans.... yet another area Australians are heavily over charged. We are the most expensive country for sms's after all.

12th January 2007, 12:53 PM
See Exocet's postings in other threads in regards to all you can eat. Telstra do offer this with the HipTop and Blackberry (obviously with fair use).

Don't forget, the more wifi hotspots, the better. In big cities like Sydney and Melbourne, there must be bucketloads of them!

12th January 2007, 07:30 PM
Bad news - No Flash or Java support.