Well, it’s February. Sometime this month the iPhone SDK is supposed to be officially released. When that happens it’ll only be a matter of weeks before we start seeing applications (and I expect we’ll see some apps at the launch of the SDK) for the iPhone.
I’m fairly certain iTunes will be the hub for the applications – in fact, you might even consider the recent iPod Touch applications upgrade package a test run for the iTunes applications store, so it’s safe to say that we won’t be seeing any official video game emulators or other decidedly homebrew applications – so let’s skip that kind of stuff for now.
Instead, here’s a short list of 5 applications that I’d like to see make their way to the iPhone as soon as possible. Please feel free to make your own lists in the comments.
1. iChat – an obvious choice, but of all the applications that I’d like to see on the iPhone, iChat is number one.
2. Frenzic – There is already a web-based version of the game for the iPhone, but the fellas at the Iconfactory have been clamoring to get this game on the iPhone since day one – I would love to see a native version of the game.
3. Twitterific – While we’re talking about the Iconfactory team, I’d love to see their Twitterific application native on the phone. There are some great web-based Twitter clients out there, but I’d really like one that was native to the iPhone.
4. Podcast App – Sometimes I don’t want to mess with downloading a podcast on my Mac, and syncing the iPhone. I’d rather have the same convenience that I have with the iTunes store on the iPhone. So, I’d like to see a Podcast version with direct links to the iPhone compatible feeds of podcasts. There’s a web based one out there, but I’d like an ad-free native app.
5. GTD App – I’d very much like to see a GTD (“Getting Things Done”) application that’s native, and subscription free, on the iPhone. Again, there are web-based options out there, but some things would just run better locally, and I’d like to see one.
What’s most interesting about this list is that most everything I’d like to see on the iPhone is already available in web-based apps…but having native versions of these applications would be so much more responsive, slicker looking, and just all around better.
What applications would you like to see?