Apple’s announcement yesterday of a full software development kit (SDK) for the iPhone exceeded my expectations. As I followed along with Engadget’s coverage, I had two thoughts: Apple is making a serious play for the corporate enterprise, and we are going to see some seriously amazing mobile apps. They also announced that all of the iPhone goodies will run on the iPod Touch too.
I don’t have an iPhone (or iPod Touch), but I’ve toyed with one enough to know that Safari on the iPhone rocks. Once Google has its apps running fully, the iPhone will be awesome with the browser alone. Now with the SDK in the works we could have iPhone versions of Inspiration, all of the Omni apps, MarsEdit, iChat, Skype, and practically any other cool app you can think of.
Consider for a moment what a classroom full of iPhone/iPod-wielding students could do. I’d like to see that.