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