AppMarks offers mobile apps hub for Apple iPhone

AppMarks is a web desktop for your iPhone’s web browser.

AppMarks runs in Safari and presents icon “appmarks” of your favorite web apps, widgets, and sites. Simply tap an appmark to launch it or use the toolbar to rearrange, add, or remove appmarks.

The first time you launch AppMarks, it is set up with sixteen appmarks to get you started. To add your own favorites, tap the “+” button and enter the title and URL. To remove appmarks, tap the “Edit” button and tap the red “-” marks. After you have customized AppMarks, you can bookmark it to make it easy to use your appmarks.

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  1. If Microsoft said, “Here’s our mobile phone. You can only develop apps that run online for it using Internet Explorer” we would cry havoc and unleash the dogs of insult.

    This is no solution that Apple is offering here. It hobbles the iPhone greatly leaving it nothing more than a pretty piece of engineering with little advanced functionality.

    I will never take online based apps seriously on a mobile device.

  2. The iPhone is absolutely stunning. It takes on the bare minimum functionality of the average phone in a way that was unimaginable just a year or so ago. It’s got the best OS on the planet (imho), it’s fast, and it’s a great freaking iPod.

    It’s just way to limited for serious business user though. It’s a great proof of concept, but come on, web based applications? Get real.

    When I think of the litany of apps and functionality I want, the mere idea of having access to them only via the web turns me off the iPhone right then and there.

    Jeeze Apple. Way to go. I’ve got a $600 phone and I can’t even play a .wav file.

    You’re simultaneously screwing the development community and your fanboy user base (of which I readily admit to being both).

    Is it security? I can think of a few ways to keep user apps and user space secure from the system.

    As it stands, when I show people the iPhone they immediately fall in love. Then the questions start. “Can I do this? Can I do that… blah blah.” The stream of “No” answers turns them off right away.

    Mr. Jobs, Open This Phone!!!!

  3. “…Well first off, Microsoft needs to actually release a mobile phone of any kind that will even come close to doing what the iPhone will do (with zero 3rd party apps no less). Then we’ll talk….”

    Just the basics of what you can do in terms of manipulating data on a Windows Mobile phone by far surpasses the iPhone. (If you can keep the Windows Mobile phone running long enough).

    Just the ability to copy and paste data is not a 3rd party app. MMS is not a 3rd party app. Deleting multiple mail messages is not a 3rd party app. Ringtones are not a 3rd party app. Storing attachments from an e-mail message into a folder that you create is not a 3rd party app.

    MDN magic word is years. iPhone is ahead by far in U.I. but how many years will we have to wait for a real iSmartPhone?

  4. I’m just messin’ with ya! I know there is a chance that Apple will allow third party development on the iPhone once it’s been out a while. I realize the iPhone in new for everyone including Apple.
    I love my iPhone and I think mobile web apps is a great idea.


  5. I’m trying the chat client that AppMarks links to.

    I really want to like it, but it’s crap. Each message I send or receive generates another web page!

    I supposed if I was hit in the back of the head, shoved into the trunk of a car, and the car were driven off the dock and I had to depend on edge to send a chat SOS to someone, it might work for that.

    Hopefully I have plenty of air.

    AND Please don’t get me wrong.

    I LOVE this iPhone. I just want to be able to dump my other phone all together.

  6. I don’t believe for a minute that the iPhone will limited to web apps for long. I think that there will be an SDK kit, but the only way to install will be through iTunes, which means that developers will need to have their apps vetted by Apple and they will have to pay a royalty to Apple for the “Made for iPhone” designation. Someone else guessed at the reason, and I think he may be right: the iPhone system runs in root status, so a mal-intentioned application could wreak havoc on the entire phone. An orderly system for application development and distribution will be in place by the end of the year I bet.

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