Ars Technica reports that while the iPhone SDK will be staying web based for the foreseeable future, the iPhone’s Safari may be getting offline storage ala Google Gears. Perhaps, even icons on the home page.
While some will still complain that there are things you can’t write in Ajax or other web based code, I think this would be a great step in the right direction for the iPhone. There are certain advantages to having web-based applications…and I am a true believer that eventually all our smaller apps are going to be located in the cloud.
I sincerely hope this rumor has some truth to it. I know there will be those that will never be happy unless the iPhone has a native SDK – but even then, I’m sure they’d find something to complain about.
What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?