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Ian Thain

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Today June 17, is the day that iPhone OS 3.0 is available to the masses for download and I'm predicting upgrade fever will be the phrase for today and the next few weeks. History... On May 6th 2009, after a few rapid cycles, iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 was released for general consumption, still within the iPhone Developer Program and under NDA. Though the big news that accompanied it, was that Apple would no longer be accepting any iPhone or iPod touch applications that were not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0.To quote Apple's email... "Beginning today, all submissions to the App Store will be reviewed on the latest beta of iPhone OS 3.0. If your app submission is not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0, it will not be approved." This started developers and companies alike to certify their applications for 3.0. Sybase was one such company that successfully re-certified their iA... (more)

Journey to the iPad Launch: Day #1 - T minus 5

iPad for Business on Ulitzer TUAW today ran a story that some folks have received emails that their iPad Shipments have left Shenzhen, China via UPS, though delivery will still be on April 3. That is great news and for those folks in North America, who are anxiously awaiting their space age piece of hardware, the excitement must be building... So I thought I would start a countdown to the launch (i)Pad ;-). iPad - T minus 5 days... Assemble the Hardware… complete. Start the journey to the Launch iPad from the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) 5 Reasons to buy … Form Factor UI/Expe... (more)

iPhone in the Enterprise

Following on from my previous article where I state that 'Mobility is an exciting place', check out the new Apple posting on their Enterprise iPhone usage etc http://www.apple.com/iphone/enterprise/kraft-foods.html Seems that Kraft Foods have adopted a wireless office policy insode the company, using iPhone for all their Enterprise needs and have developed iPhone applications for their consumers. That takes the biscuit.... a Kraft one I hope ;-) BTW secure e-mail, contacts and calendars can be achieved with SY/iAWS Mobile Office especially if you have various email backends Ian ... (more)

A Look Into the iPhone Crystal Ball?

As someone very interested in the iPhone device as well as development, and who is eager to see what may come this year, I came across the thoughts and ideas of Matt Brady You can also see some fun concepts at 9to5Mac Its is rumored that we may see something new with respect to the iPhone around June... Check out the Unofficial Apple Weblog Ahh but if only! ... (more)

What Do iPhone Developers Think of SDK 3.0 and the OS?

iPhone 3.0... Three days in and 100 Polled Its now been three days since the announcement of the iPhone 3.0 SDK and OS from Apple, ample time for the eager developers and users to have made their mind up. In fact I set a Linkedin Poll as soon as the announcement finished and already have had over 100 responses. I have felt a bit like a reporter following President Obama's first 100 days in office and we all know first impresstions count, so whats the score? Firstly, not surprisingly to me, nobody polled thought that Apple did not deliver the goods with this announcement and only ... (more)