Why Cocoa Matters Even if the iPhone Really Does Remain Closed to Third-Party Developers

Stephen Hargrove asks:

Since third party developers have been locked out (because we can’t have one rogue app bringing the entire West Coast network offline), how is this an advantage? No matter how cool the developer tools might be, when you take the community out of the development equation, who’s listening?

Even if the iPhone remains closed, it’s an advantage for Apple because Apple’s own engineers get to use Cocoa to write the iPhone apps. Otherwise they’d be stuck using something worse or making something new from scratch.

Monday, 22 January 2007