Mr. Toshihiro TAKAGI, formerly known as the Editor-in-Chief of MacLIFE Magazine(Japan), Mr. Eiichi MATSUKI, known as the manager of MAUG-J or Macintosh Apple User Group Japan, and freelance Macintosh programmer Mr. Hiroyuki FUJIMOTO had a joint lecture on recently released iPhone 3G and its beyond. Usually one person is in charge of presentation at the Digicon Salon monthly session, but this time three experts jointly did. A number of attendees were coming down to the venue, which describes iPhone’s popularity and the world’s high expections and inrerests in the future that iPhone makes.
I was late for the meeting, and I couldn’t hear many inside stories on the brand new product. However Mr. Takagi explained, unlike Japan’s cellphone application developers’ industry until now, iPhone apps developers need not to test the application repeatedly for many cellphone models for many cellphone operators before its release, which costs a lot. If a developer makes a great iPhone apps, all they have to do is one single test for one single cellphone model – iPhone. Then, that iPhone apps they made can be available for iPhoners all around the planet. Not only corporates but also individuals have potentials to be a developer of popular iPhone apps.
Mr. Matsuki pointed out Google gazes at iPhone apps market to be grown, because Google has interest in building up an application distribution network hub for Andoroid-based cellphone users, yes, it would be a very “iPhone App Store” like.