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.
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.