1. Familyman's Avatar
    Can 3rd party apps be loaded on to the iphone, such as Splash ID? How can we find this out? Ireally need to know. If they can't it would be deal breaker!!
    01-20-2007 07:36 PM
  2. Felipe#WP's Avatar
    this has been asked and answered already, but hear are possible answers.

    1. no
    2. yes
    3. maybe
    4. there are widget

    1. no, apple doesnt want to bring down the network with faulty apps.
    2. yes, if the app passes through quality control .
    3. maybe, if apple and cingular can make money off it.
    4. there are widgets, you can do everything with awidget.
    01-20-2007 07:51 PM
  3. Familyman's Avatar
    Take a look at this. I think the answer is NO!

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1086725

    This will keep a lot of people from buying thsi phone.
    01-20-2007 07:54 PM
  4. CGK#IM's Avatar
    This will keep a lot of geeks (like us) from buying this phone - in the scheme of things that means very little - the rest of the world will go "3rd party what?"
    01-20-2007 08:11 PM
  5. Familyman's Avatar
    This in UNBELIEVABLE!!!! And I was so excited. I don't think I could live without Splash ID & a few others. Maybe I could carry two devices although that kind of defeats the purpose.
    01-20-2007 08:43 PM
  6. Mtreosexual's Avatar
    I am sure widgets will address most o fthe third party apps.
    I am with you splash ID is the most important 3rd party app. I am sure will have something like that either as widget or an app from apple .
    01-20-2007 10:24 PM
  7. surur's Avatar
    Just a note : Widgets will also be controlled by Apple. That has also been confirmed. No unauthorized third party widgets either.

    Surur
    01-20-2007 10:41 PM
  8. Familyman's Avatar
    I am sure widgets will address most o fthe third party apps.
    I am with you splash ID is the most important 3rd party app. I am sure will have something like that either as widget or an app from apple .
    I'm sorry but what is a widget? What do you mean widgets will address most 3rd party apps? When you say I am sure will have something like that as a widget do you mean we could have Splish ID or do you mean we would be able to have some like it from someone else.
    01-20-2007 11:14 PM
  9. oalvarez's Avatar
    it's going to be great!
    01-20-2007 11:17 PM
  10. Familyman's Avatar
    Just a note : Widgets will also be controlled by Apple. That has also been confirmed. No unauthorized third party widgets either.

    Surur
    What do you mean no unauthorized third party widgets? Would something like Splash ID be considered an unauthorized third party widget?
    01-20-2007 11:18 PM
  11. copernicus's Avatar
    It seems to be becoming clearer that third party apps or widgets will undergo some sort of testing and approval process by Apple itself before being made available on the iPhone (not such a bad idea). At any rate, there will almost certainly be plenty of stable applications available within a very short time after the device is launched IMHO.
    01-21-2007 12:01 AM
  12. Felipe#WP's Avatar
    What do you mean no unauthorized third party widgets? Would something like Splash ID be considered an unauthorized third party widget?

    meaning if a program or a widget is going to be able to be installed, Apple will have to approve it.

    splash ID will have to go through this approval process before you are able to install it.
    01-21-2007 12:20 AM
  13. JohnH59's Avatar
    I need email/calendar/access to desktop files such as Sprint's Business Connect, the ability to create, edit, and view office documents, GPS, checkbook maintenance, password maintenance, and maybe a view other. If these can be performed, I will probably give it a try.
    01-21-2007 12:22 AM
  14. Mtreosexual's Avatar
    I'm sorry but what is a widget? What do you mean widgets will address most 3rd party apps? When you say I am sure will have something like that as a widget do you mean we could have Splish ID or do you mean we would be able to have some like it from someone else.
    If you own a mac. Widgets are small single apps with instant launching ability

    Try this
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/

    Or if you own a PC
    Google Yahoo widgets .

    Hope that helps you .
    01-21-2007 10:12 AM
  15. mobileman's Avatar
    I have to say that you guys will be quite disappointed if your expecting widgets to take the place of full blown apps. I doubt very highly you will see a splashid widget, a ms word document widget, a gps widget, or anything like that.
    01-21-2007 11:30 AM
  16. NextDream's Avatar
    So, you mean I can't use Pocket Tunes on it? But I love Pocket Tunes.
    01-21-2007 02:05 PM
  17. Mtreosexual's Avatar
    I have to say that you guys will be quite disappointed if your expecting widgets to take the place of full blown apps. I doubt very highly you will see a splashid widget, a ms word document widget, a gps widget, or anything like that.
    Can you list all the 3rd party apps , you guys are usign and making noise about ?
    Yes there will be something like splash ID either a widget or an apple application
    .
    There will be a office document reader , similar to DOCs to go .
    Even if say, there won't be 3 rd party apps . Apple has never said, they are not going to make any other apps besides what's there on the phone . Apple will be making their own apps . They have enough knowledge about very popular apps such as docs to go and splash ID . I do not care if they do not have Butler or realtor 3rd party apps .
    01-21-2007 02:11 PM
  18. mobileman's Avatar
    Can you list all the 3rd party apps , you guys are usign and making noise about ?
    Yes there will be something like splash ID either a widget or an apple application
    .
    There will be a office document reader , similar to DOCs to go .
    Even if say, there won't be 3 rd party apps . Apple has never said, they are not going to make any other apps besides what's there on the phone . Apple will be making their own apps . They have enough knowledge about very popular apps such as docs to go and splash ID . I do not care if they do not have Butler or realtor 3rd party apps .
    What makes you think there will be a splash id like program or widget? pleaswe provide a link as proof. Same goes for an office document viewer. How can you possibly make that assumption?
    01-21-2007 04:32 PM
  19. daThomas's Avatar
    How can you possibly make that assumption?
    Cause he's a fanboy.


    Apple jihadists have a permanent kool-aid mustache. My Apple friends drove me nuts the week of the iPhone announcement.
    01-21-2007 05:01 PM
  20. surur's Avatar
    How about software from here?
    http://www.skyscape.com/estore/BrowseBySubject.aspx

    Surur
    01-21-2007 05:07 PM
  21. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    Cause he's a fanboy.


    Apple jihadists have a permanent kool-aid mustache. My Apple friends drove me nuts the week of the iPhone announcement.
    You could say the same about MSFT fans. :evil:
    That's why I'm willing to look at all platforms. Except Palm OS until they truly update it.
    01-21-2007 06:34 PM
  22. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    Can you list all the 3rd party apps , you guys are usign and making noise about ?
    Yes there will be something like splash ID either a widget or an apple application
    .
    There will be a office document reader , similar to DOCs to go .
    Even if say, there won't be 3 rd party apps . Apple has never said, they are not going to make any other apps besides what's there on the phone . Apple will be making their own apps . They have enough knowledge about very popular apps such as docs to go and splash ID . I do not care if they do not have Butler or realtor 3rd party apps .
    What I'd like to see mostly. A true OS X Mobile. I could deal with that, even if there're not a lot of 3rd party apps. I actually don't like a whole lot of 3rd party apps. 20 at the most, if that. The Palm OS began to drive me nuts with all the apps I had to install. WM5 gets on my nerves a bit too, with the 3rd party apps I need to install. I would also like to see some good phone, calender and contact management app on the iPhone. I need that more than anything else. Hopefully Apple can do this right themselves.
    01-21-2007 06:41 PM
  23. daThomas's Avatar
    You could say the same about MSFT fans.
    Never met one.

    01-21-2007 09:18 PM
  24. MacUser's Avatar
    What I'd like to see mostly. A true OS X Mobile. I could deal with that, even if there're not a lot of 3rd party apps. I actually don't like a whole lot of 3rd party apps. 20 at the most, if that. The Palm OS began to drive me nuts with all the apps I had to install. WM5 gets on my nerves a bit too, with the 3rd party apps I need to install. I would also like to see some good phone, calender and contact management app on the iPhone. I need that more than anything else. Hopefully Apple can do this right themselves.
    Extremely well written and salient to the conversation

    The thing I see myself needing--that isn't already listed--is a secure password application that syncs with my computer.
    01-21-2007 09:41 PM
  25. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    Thank you!

    You reminded me, password protection for the iPhone would be great! To keep someone from getting into your phone's info. And maybe something to stop accidental activation of screen while in purse, pocket, case, etc.. I think Jobs implied something like that but I'm not sure.
    01-21-2007 09:50 PM
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