It means it will open the phone up to third party developers. Pretty much gives iPhone owners the ability to purchase/download new applications that your iphone does not have natively installed. If you look into all of the programs available for the iPhone, but only when the phone is jailbroken. Pretty much picture that but now you dont have to jailbreak your phone to install them and there will probably be more impressive apps now that apple has released all of the developmental tools.
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... and exposure to viruses
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Yeah, the virus problem is the only bad thing about them allowing 3rd party apps. Now that people can develop for the iPhone, it will make it easier to create viruses. The reason Apple computers NEVER get viruses, is because so few can program for Macintosh…. I think.
well according to the following article: http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9888281-7.html If a developer develops an application then he will have to sell through apple store and for each sale they will get 70% and 30% will go to apple.
hahahaha.. that is hilarious… you make software to make the apple product better.. but you need to pay them for that…
Those apple guys will go straight to hell. for sure.
HEHE , like Sher said the apps are being sold through apple so I think that will decrease the chance of viruses dramatically. Hell people have already come up with ways of installing viruses on the iphone just by an iphone user browsing a website with the virus on it.
As far as programming for Mac or the iPhone, I believe that developing for OSX was never a locked out thing. Its just very stable. And being that the majority of programmers are PC based, I think thats why we see so many PC viruses rather than apple viruses. But I think xCode is either downloadable or comes with OSX so I dont think its any harder to develop for mac than it is with windows. If not maybe even easier.
And regards to the selling through apple thing. Its actually a really great idea. Users will be able to buy secure, iphone apps directly from their phone, or itunes on their computer if they like. And download install instantly. Going through apple gives a high level of security. And as far as the selling goes…the developer of the app chooses the price for the app.
The developer can do 2 things. They can list the app for free. In this case anyone can download it for absolutely free, and apple will not charge the developer a cent to host their app.
Or the developer can choose to sell their app. If they go this route, the developer gets to set the price HE/SHE feels is appropriate for the program, and in that case apple will still host the program for free, BUT will take 30% of each sale.
I think thats a very very fair deal for developers. HEHE , no offense to FD but thats much more of a percentage than what we have here…no complaints from me in either case. But I think apple is doing nothing but good when it comes to this.