[Geowanking] Bad news for those who wanted to see location-based apps on the iPhone...
mnl at well.com
Thu Jan 25 12:54:03 PST 2007
Iphone users, don't necessarily have to expect to pay messaging charges
for wifi net access on many free networks.
Jim Youll wrote:
> 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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