IPod Touch and iJailbreak

15 10 2007

It’s a few minutes that a breaking news is spreading over the internet.

A 13-year-old hacker claims to have developed code that would let you put third-party applications on an iPod Touch without having to take a computer science class.

AriX ha developed iJailbreak, an automated program that allows third-party applications to run on the iPod Touch.

Ever since Apple released the 1.1.1 software update for both the iPhone and the iPod Touch in late September that broke older third-party application installers, hackers have been hard at work searching for a new way to bypass the restrictions. A preliminary jailbreaking application was released last week, but it required a great deal of expertise to get up and running. Erica Sadun, a writer for The Unofficial Apple Weblog, installed that iPod Touch jailbreak Friday evening but warned, “This is not ready for prime time, kids. Don’t do this at home.”

Apple gives the possibility to install web apps developed for the iPhone and the iPod Touch according to guidelines and specific user interface. Well I guess we will have news on these side and in the future software updates for these devices. At leastI hope. Probably exists a market strategy with new devices with more features and more “open” to third-party application. But what about the early owners? Another “price reduction” case? And do the iPod Touch and iPhone users really want to run third-party application? Well, yes I guess. So why don’t buy a pda? Because Steve has not produced one recently.

In the mean time some webapps 2.0 has been already developed.


2.0 Upcoming events

12 10 2007

Upcoming events:

Next week in San Francisco for the Web 2.0 Summit.

Mobile 2.0 Conference on Monday 15 October.

Widget Summit event being held by Niall Kennedy on the same day.

Here is the Mobile launchpad list:

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iPhone 2.0

2 07 2007

iPhone is finally released (500000 sold over the weekend). Web apps seems to be one of the main scope of the ipone a a lot of companies are hurring to develop a mobile version of their web (2.0?) application.

Interesting is Clippz.com, a service that lets you download “optimized video clips” from the Internet to a mobile device (a process it calls ‘sideloading’). Clippz has announced it is offering more than 500 MySpace, Metacafe and YouTube collections encoded in Apple iPhone’s H.264 file format.

Check out last100 for more on that interview, plus some early examples of iPhone apps.

WebOS vendor Morfik has created a platform for developers to build applications for Apple’s iPhone, which is being released Friday night. Morfik claims this is the first development tool for the iPhone.

Up till this point, no one had announced a development tool for the iPhone – although there have been suggestions by bloggers that Adobe AIR and Google GWT might become iPhone development platforms. However, it seems Morfik is the first to do it.

My personal opinion is that mobile 2.0 is more than using web application while moving. The major advantage should be interact with the place you actually are. But for this the iPhone is missing some more hardware like hi-speed connection and gps at least. Isn’t it?