Great piece by Craig Hockenberry commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone SDK announcement. But it’s really more about the largely forgotten pre-SDK era of native iPhone apps:
I was not alone. Thousands of other developers were finding that
the inside of this new device was just as magical as the outside.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that there was an
explosion of iPhone app development.
One of the pivotal moments for the burgeoning community came at an
independent developer conference called C4. Held in August of
2007, many of the attendees had the new device and were
discovering its capabilities. Most of us were also experienced Mac
developers. We had just been to WWDC and heard Apple’s pitch for a