The long-awaited iPhone 2.0 Software Developers Kit (SDK), which was unveiled this week, enables developers to add third-party iPhone programs via the included App Store.
The apps that were on display at the WWDC
At the WWDC this week, 11 different developers took to the stage to present to the Mac universe a sneak peak of what kind of applications await iPhone users. Here's a sampling of the applications coming soon to an iPhone near you.
The only repeat performance from the March SDK event demos, Sega again showed off its iPhone game, Super Monkey Ball. But this was no summer rerun if the March demo was intended to show what developers could do after a few weeks with the SDK, Sega provided an example of what a couple months' worth of development work can produce.
Super Monkey Ball now features 110 stages and takes advantage of the iPhone's tilt control. Sega expects to release the game once the App Store arrives in early July. Super Monkey Ball will cost $10 (£5).
Devotees of the online auction service have even more incentive to shell out $199 (£100) for the 8GB iPhone 3G. eBay created an auction notification software that lets users know when they've been outbid on item and allows them to enter bids of their own.
The app, built in roughly five weeks, displays a picture of the item plus a description. It includes a summary of your eBay activity plus a personal avatar. eBay's iPhone app is slate for release alongside the App Store; you can add it to your iPhone for free.
The location-based social network service has built an app for the iPhone that, in essence, lets you see where your friends are and what they're doing. The Loopt apps superimposes friends on a map and lets you look at any photos they've taken or comment on their status feeds. It will also be free when the App Store launches.
With TypePad's iPhone app, you can post blog entries directly from your phone.
The creators of the blogging software have created a native blogging app for writing and posting weblog entries directly from your iPhone. Among the features showcased on Monday are the ability to create posts or send photos taken with the iPhone's built-in camera directly to your blog. There's a pending items view that shows the progress of posts while letting you jump to view weblog posts via the built-in Safari browser.
TypePad plans to introduce its free iPhone app when the App Store debuts.
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