Friday, March 07, 2008

iPhone Software Developer Kit released

Apple has released a range of software that will allow software developers to create and sell programs for the iPhone and iPod touch.

One of the most significant aspects is support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync to provide secure push email, contacts and calendars as well as remote wipe, and the addition of Cisco IPsec VPN for encrypted access to private corporate networks. It will be interesting to see how this affects uptake of the iPhone in corporate market sectors.

The software also provides new Mail features such as the ability to view PowerPoint attachments, in addition to Word and Excel, as well as the ability to mass delete and move email messages.

However, the most important announcement (for one member of my family at least) is that Spore will be released for the iPhone in September.

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