Originally Posted by SpinDrift
You don't need an SDK, it runs Web2.0 and Ajax
Originally Posted by icfireball
Maybe for YOU to do something you want to. I'm sure someone could code it for Web 2.0 + AJAX.
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Web apps are not remotely comparable to rich client apps and even Apple admits this (see their Google Maps app on the iPhone, and heck see Salesforcethey emphatically tell their users to use a client app on their mobile platform, despite what Steve may think).
I have no idea whether the guy actually needs an SDK, but client apps beat web appsevery day of the week, and twice on Sundays.
Now client apps in combo with web based stuff rocks; Twitterific, or Mars Edit, or iPhone Google Maps, or whatever; but please don't tell me or anyone else who knows the slightest bit of detail about this that web apps compare to rich client apps.The All Things Digital Conference
Originally Posted by Steve Jobs
Ill give you a concrete example. I love Google Maps, use it on my computer, you know, in a browser. But when we were doing the iPhone, we thought, wouldnt it be great to have maps on the iPhone? And so we called up Google and theyd done a few client apps in Java on some phones and they had an API that we worked with them a little on. And we ended up writing a client app for those APIs. They would provide the back-end service. And the app we were able to write ... blows away any Google Maps client. Just blows it away. Same set of data coming off the server, but the experience you have using it is unbelievable. Its way better than the computer. And just in a completely different league than what theyd put on phones before. And, you know, that client is the result of a lot of technology on the client. So when we show it to them, theyre just blown away by how good it is. And you cant do that stuff in a browser.
What Im saying is, I think the marriage of some really great [native] client apps with some really great cloud services is incredibly powerful and right now, can be way more powerful than just having a browser on the client.