Michael Tsai spots an especially good contradiction in Steve Jobs’s dismissal of browser apps during his interview with Walt Mossberg last week, followed by his celebration of browser apps in the WWDC keynote on Monday.
Glad I’m not the only one who is in a cranky mood about Apple’s flimsy iPhone SDK spin.
To be clear: It’s (kinda-sorta) OK that iPhone 1.0 doesn’t come with an SDK. What’s annoying is jumping through hoops to try to convince an audience of experienced developers (OK, and press) that web applications are a suitable alternative to a real SDK.
Silence on the matter would have been preferable.
For more on exactly how I feel about this, read Paul Kafasis’s excellent analysis.