So… yesterday, when I found the link to get early access to the iPhone 2.0 software, of course I tried it and loaded it up right away. (Yes, I am that guy.)
I then proceeded to download a bunch of apps to my phone.
Now there are just some apps that I don’t get why they are apps. For example, there is Facebook and the New York Times. Their iPhone apps are almost exactly the same as their iPhone Web site.
I can’t imagine that Apple will ever license the iPhone OS so you’ll never be able to see your iPhone app used on anything but an iPhone.
Now I can understand Sega’s Super Monkeyball. That is a REALLY fun game for the iPhone. I can’t imagine you’ll be able to do that with a browser for a long long long time so I understand if you wanna make that an iPhone app.
With iPhone 3G, a lot of the speed, responsiveness, and interactivity issues with iPhone Web sites should be resolved.
Yeah… so when you start to think about time and resources around whether your company should build an iPhone app, ask yourself whether or not you’re doing it because it’s cool or you’ll get a lot of people to use it.
Am I crazy? What do you think?