Everyone is streaming in trying to find the optimal seat. After four hours of waiting in line, I don’t care where I sit just as long as I am sitting. There are large plasmas all over the place which is good – from my vantage point, Jobs is going to be a dot. Huge applause – Al Gore is here in the audience. From my seat:
Still waiting, people still streaming in. Whomever was in charge of the herd\logistics should be shot. Microsoft owns them in this regard – the all important conference logistics and organization!
Still waiting – oh no, here we go – lights are down!! Applause. NDA on screen, all rights reserved, etc. Showtime!
Steve comes on stage to rabid and thunderous applause.
Record 5200 attendees. Sold out. Biggest venue we can find.
We have planned a lot of stuff to show you today.
New User Features
Beta program – 35% of Fortune 500 participated
Showing video of customers like Disney that were in the beta
Customer testimonials from the beta program. Disney, The Army, Security companies, etc.
Now the SDK
Opening uo the same API and tools they use internally to developers
Coca Touch – Media – Core Services – Core OS
Line for line same source code as Mac OS X
New feature called core location allows for location based services
Core Audio – open GL es and surround sound
Coca touch – OOF and UI optimized for full screen touch interface, makes building it a breeze
X Code will be used to write edit and debug
Interface builder lets you construct the user interface and then insert in code
iPhone emulator to debug and test
Instruments allows you to test, benchmark and appropriately size your apps.
SDK Demo with Interface builder
Interface builder interacts with X Code and knows about each other. Then compile in X Code and complete. Test in the simulator. Plug an iPhone in to the computer and you can then test on that iPhone. Signs it automatically, loads it on the iPhone and you can test. Debugger loads automatically. Looks at the location with location based services and can sort data based on that.
More developer demos.
Sega gets big round of applause for having Super Monkey Ball for the iPhone. In three months all development was complete. Game will launch with app store for $10
eBay – auctions on iPhone – watch lists and custom searches give updates in real time. Find out when you get out bid and when things you are tracking go on sale. Filmstrip allows you view all photos associated with sale. Will go live with the app store.
Loopt – location with a social network. Using location based services, you can see your friends on the map and see where they are. You can also share photos, comments and emails about\with where you are. Communicate with friends and get directions to where they are. Never eat lunch alone again. :) Free when the app store launches.
TypePad – post to their blogging platform natively from the iPhone. Blog the moment. Send photos straight to blog. Select photos from the photo album, scale and add. Add blog comments, choose blog, keywords, tags, etc. Then publish straight to blog. You can also view via Safari to check final product. Free at launch of app store.
Associated Press – mobile news network, read news streams, watch video, email stories to friends, you can also report the news you see from the iPhone (hmmmm – wonder how that will work out). Completed entire app in 5 weeks. Free from app store at launch.
More demos, more demos, I will be back after all the demos . . . .
MLB.com has media minutes on the iPhone after it happens. Near realtime streaming video.
And, a developer from an insurance agency developed an awesome band\musical application that allows you to make music on your iPhone.
Modality made an iPhone based app for medical students to learn all the parts of the body on in stunning detail with annotations and definitions. Quiz mode, etc. Brilliant.
MIMvista medical imaging software – medical imaging is a lot of data and a lot of action. They are showing slices of a fusion study from a CAT scan and metabolism from a PET scan at the same time in composite mode like a weather map. You can even self-mix it and they had a prototype in 3 weeks and a working model soon there after. It looks amazing and the detail is phenomenal. You can mark up all the images and make measurements, etc on screen. When you want to erase them you just shake the phone like an Etch-a-Sketch!!
Digital Legends has only been working on this for two weeks with the SDK. Demo of a game called Krull which looked absolutely amazing with full OpenGL 3D graphics. Available in Sept.
Demos over. Phew. Lets here the news!!!
Developers want notifications on actions even when the user is not running the app. IM and eBay alerts even when not running the app. They dont want to do this using background running apps. Drains battery and hinders performance. Just slammed WM6 using its task manager to kill background processes, like a “game or challenge” to keep your phone running well. Push notifications service will be used instead.
You can push badges to show how many unread emails you have, you can push sounds and you can push text alerts with actionable buttons. It scales. Works OTA on both WiFi and cellular networks.
Thats it for SDK updates.
Few more features:
Full iWork document support
Full Office document support
Bulk delete and move for email
Save images from email right to photo library
Languages – Asian, 2 Japanese, 2 Chinese, they can draw the symbols with their fingers if they want. Switch on the fly.
Comes out in Early July – free for all iPhone owners. $10 for iPod touch owners.
App store – opens in July when iPhone 2.0 comes out. Developers set price of app. Keep 70% of revenue. Can also give them away for free. No credit card or hosting fees.
Now going to be in 62 countries. If 10MB or less they can download over any network. If larger than WiFi or iTunes.
Enterprise app store, their apps only on their phones only. Distribute them on their own intranet. Users download them and sync to their phone via iTunes.
Ad Hoc is a third way to distribute apps. Ad Hoc distribution for up to 100 iPhones. User download and sync them on to their phones via iTunes.
MobileMe (the new .Mac)
Called “Exchange for the rest of us.” Better than activeStink. (sic). Now you can push email, contacts and calendars right to your mobile device. You can use Mac, PC or iPhone. Everything is stored in the cloud. When you get a message it is immediately pushed to all of your devices. Change a contact, make an appt. Get an email. OTA it is all kept up to date.
Can also be accessed via a web browser. Very nice interface. http://me.com
Sync photos as well. Documents and content too with iDisk. Cost? Log out when done with that computer if a public computer. Live demo took 4 seconds to sync changes across Mac, PC and iPhone.
$99 a year with 20GB storage for all contact. 60 day free trial. Comes out with iPhone 2.0 in July. Mobile.me replaces .mac – will get automatically upgraded.
Battery running low – will go on as long as I can.
iPhone first birthday on 6/29.
“The phone that has changed phones forever” & “Users love their iPhones.” 97% customer satisfaction. 98% mobile browsing. 94% email 80% are using 10 or more features.
6M iPhones and then ran out about 4 weeks ago.
Next challenges: 3G, Enterprise support, 3rd party app support, sell in more countries, more affordable!!!!
- Full plastic back
- Metal buttons
- 3.5 inch display
- Flush headphone jack
- improved audio
- Feels better in your hand
3G for faster data downloads. Need for browser and email.
Great Battey life – 300 hours standby time – 3G talk time – 5 hours – industry leading – browsing 5-6 hours, video 7 hours, audio – 24 hours
Location-based services will rule. Location data from cell towers, wifi and GPS.
Full Exchange and Cisco support.
To the tune of “Its a Small World” the map gets populated to show it will be selling in 70 countries.
Moving on to “more affordable” - $599 for a 8GB, now $399 – will now go for $199 for an 8GB phone!!!