Well, about three months ago, I applied for the Apple iPhone Developer Program so I could build a few apps for my iPhone. Last Friday, I was finally approved. I’m not sure why it took so long for Apple to open things up, but I’m glad they finally released the finished SDK and let everyone in. I’m sure in the next couple of months, there will be some awesome applications out there. I’ve been working most of the weekend on my first app, but I’ll talk more about that later.
I did notice that one of the top 10 apps (#9 currently) is “iBeer” – it uses the iPhone’s accelerometer to display “beer” on the iPhone’s screen that looks as if it were in a glass when you tip the iPhone up to your mouth. I think it’s an interesting use of the hardware and all, but I can’t believe it’s a top 10 non-free app. I mean, this thing costs $3 + tax… Just amazing what people value these days (but congratz to the developer for coming up with that – paying off big time I’m sure).