Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Mar 2018 22:00 UTC

I came down with a nasty cold last week and this weekend, so I'm a bit behind on some of the stories that made the rounds last week. In other words, forgive the tardiness here.

Whether you’re a developer who's working on mobile apps, or just someone enjoying the millions of apps available for your phone, today is a very special day. It's the ten year anniversary of the original iPhone SDK.

I don't think it's an understatement to say that this release changed a lot of people's lives. I know it changed mine and had a fundamental impact on this company's business. So let's take a moment and look back on what happened a decade ago.

The smartphone revolution - caused by the iPhone - came in two big waves, in my view; the iPhone itself, and, followed a year or so later, by the release of the iPhone SDK. It's easy to forget just how limited the original iPhone really was in terms of software, and I honestly doubt it would've been as big of a hit had it not been for the SDK.

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by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 12th Mar 2018 18:34 UTC
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Iphone without SDK, was a really good UI'd feature phone, with slow connectivity and terrible battery life.

With the SDK and 3G, it was the best phone available, albeit at a super premium price.

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RE: Agreed
by avgalen on Tue 13th Mar 2018 09:38 UTC in reply to "Agreed"
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It should be taught to everyone in IT that the phone that really started the store/apps-ecosystem came without a store and was meant to run everything on the web.

The iPhone SDK is one of the best lessons in making a 180 degree turn very quickly and greatly benefiting from it.

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The real revolution
by Soulbender on Fri 16th Mar 2018 10:11 UTC
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The actual revolution came with Android though because before then it wasn't affordable for most people in the world to have a smartphone.

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