Yesterdays Apple Hot News was that there will be an iPhone SDK available in February. That one took me by surprise. I’ve been pretty vocal about saying that I thought Apple was smart in only supporting Web app development on the phone.
I can definitely think of a few apps that would be great to have native on the phone, mostly so they can integrate with the other native apps – like an LDAP directory client that could be used with the contacts list.
But I still think that for most applications the browser is the interface, and that’s particularly true on the phone where even when you don’t have WiFi you still have cellular connectivity.