When iPhone opened it’s SDK for developers 2 years back, we were very optimistic about the possibilities. The ecstatic response to the ‘app-store’ proved that iPhone had a great market and app-store was the best way to reach iPhone users. But still the SDK itself missed a lot of key features any decent SDK should have.
While porting Mobitop to iPhone from Symbian, we sorely missed following.
1. A deeper API to Safari browser
2. Ability to run the app in background (there is Push registry but it’s nothing like a real daemon)
3. Ability to ‘listen’ to SMS or calls
4. Ability to set SMS body from APP
5. Ability to render content on idle screen
And many more …
These limited our abilities to do some cool stuff for iPhones.
Today I just read a rumor that Apple may announce iPhone OS version 4.0 soon .. I just hope it addresses all these issues. But realistically I think just the background functionality may improve.
BTW , if you are the ‘fun’ type, you can always do all these on a ‘jailbroken’ iPhone …:-)
CEO and Co-Founder of Mobisy Technologies, Lalit is a mobility veteran who is passionate about digitally transforming the entire retail ecosystem in India, from big brands to the smallest of retailers. When not in office, Lalit can be found cycling on roads in and around Bangalore or trekking in the ghats, both kids in tow.