iPhone to Support Third-Party Web 2.0 Applications

Innovative New Way to Create Applications for iPhone

WWDC 2007, SAN FRANCISCO–June 11, 2007–Apple today announced that its
revolutionary iPhone will run applications created with Web 2.0 Internet
standards when it begins shipping on June 29. Developers can create Web 2.0
applications which look and behave just like the applications built into
iPhone, and which can seamlessly access iPhone’s services, including making
a phone call, sending an email and displaying a location in Google Maps.
Third-party applications created using Web 2.0 standards can extend
iPhone’s capabilities without compromising its reliability or security.

“Developers and users alike are going to be very surprised and pleased at
how great these applications look and work on iPhone,” said Steve Jobs,
Apple’s CEO. “Our innovative approach, using Web 2.0-based standards, lets
developers create amazing new applications while keeping the iPhone secure
and reliable.”

Web 2.0-based applications are being embraced by leading developers because
they are far more interactive and responsive than traditional web
applications, and can be easily distributed over the Internet and
painlessly updated by simply changing the code on the developers’ own
servers. The modern web standards also provide secure data access and
transactions, like those used with Amazon.com or online banking.