From page 3 of Eric Zeman’s comparison of the iPhone 4 and Droid X:
The iPhone 4 won’t support applications built in-house by
businesses. All iPhone apps must be approved by Apple and are only
distributed through the iPhone App Store. Enterprise app writers
can develop for Android handsets, which support non-market
applications to be installed. This gives the Droid X a slight
advantage when it comes to apps.
Yes, if only the iPhone supported an enterprise development system that didn’t route through the App Store, that’d be a heck of a feature. I bet it’d be successful, too.
Update: The article has been corrected.
★ Monday, 2 August 2010