Originally Posted by ebaydan777
i agree with everything you have said auxio, except that last part, i guess Job's said it will be closed app on newsweek
oh, ok, i didn't know that. i guess he wants to try and keep the interface as elegant as possible. however, i'm of the opinion that if people really want to clutter their phone up with extra apps, you should let them. just don't allow the apps to be integrated into the main workings of the phone (ie. making the phone unstable).
but he did say that widgets will become the future of apps and most things should be created on widgets
i hope he's talking about the phone and not Mac OS X in general.
from my perspective, widgets are just glorified web applications, and not every app in the world fits well through the web browser orifice... err... interface.
and he also said that if third parties did want to create products, they would have to go through apple and have permission along with a Q&A time about the software...at least everything will be clean and not buggy on the phone, my Dash has a lot of things i put on myself and the phone now works half the time..kind of sucks
that sucks (the part about having to work with Apple). can't they just make the environment in which 3rd party apps/widgets run protected so that the apps can't possibly mess up the main workings of the phone? and if developers need to integrate their apps more tightly with the phone hardware or OS, then they'll need to contact Apple about it?
i mean, consider if people want to develop games and such. most phone OSes nowadays just force them to use Java or a similar type of sandbox. if it's shoddily written, then it'll simply defecate in it's own sandbox and not affect anything else on the system.
that's the way to go IMO. it's strange that Apple isn't going in that direction. maybe the dev environment isn't ready yet?