Apple announces iPhone SDK and other goodies
- Apple has licensed Microsoft's ActiveSync technology to enable Exchange synchronization. That means Push email, calendar, and contacts.
- The iPhone SDK is available for free today to developers who want to create applications which can be run natively on the iPhone.
- Developers will have to pay $99 per year to have their items listed in the iPhone App Store. Apple will also take a 30% cut of any sales you make through the App Store.
- Users will be able to install 3rd party apps through iTunes or the App Store.
- Some of the applications demoed today include AOL Instant Messenger, a business tool from Salesforce.com, and several games including Spore. Yes, Spore.
- The iPhone 2.0 software that will let users run these 3rd party apps will be available as a free update in June.
Oh yeah, and the version 2.0 software will be available for the iPod Touch as well, but it won't be free. No price has been set yet.