Approximately 4,000 applications are currently being developed specifically to run on Apple’s iPhone, Jay Yarow reports or BusinessWeek.
Yarow reports, “These are part of a wave of so-called native applications, meaning they’re designed to run directly on the phone, as opposed to being downloaded onto the phone from a Web browser. The first of these programs becomes available by mid-July, around the time the new iPhone 3G hits store shelves.”
Yarow reports, “Native applications take full advantage of the new device’s improved computational power, including its navigational features and ability to run on a more advanced wireless network.”
“As appealing as it may be to hipsters, the iPhone 3G was designed with business users in mind as well. Software developers are all too happy to design applications for business,” Yarow reports.
Yarow reports, “The iPhone and its applications will have ‘huge ramifications for how people conduct business,’ says Chuck Dietrich, vice-president of Salesforce Mobile. ‘The ability to run sophisticated applications on a handheld will change how people conduct life and business.'”
More in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Carl H” for the heads up.]