[Geowanking] Bad news for those who wanted to see location-based apps on the iPhone...

Jim Youll jim at media.mit.edu
Thu Jan 25 12:46:28 PST 2007

On Jan 25, 2007, at 2:07 PM, Mike Liebhold wrote:

> This is not good news, but not a total disaster, although  
> developers will be denied access to the client hardware platform,  
> there is no reason why anyone can't develop amazing web-based  
> services accessible from  the iphone's built-in safari browser.

... provided your users are happy to pay data and other message-unit  
charges for applications that could run happily off-network.

> My sole concern about the iphone as a platform for location based  
> services, is how to programatically utilize unique MAC adresses of  
> wifi access points for geolocation processing.  I am hoping that  
> Apple willl at least expose some level of access to the wifi  
> connection functions.
> - Mike

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