Soon Apple will release its much talked about iPhone SDK for developers to build native iPhone applications that run on non-Jailbroken iPhones.
So what third-party iPhone apps are you hoping to see developed?
I’ve personally given up on Jailbreaking my iPhone since I’ve had my phone replaced a number of times and I’ve been keeping up with the iPhone firmware updates — which undo the Jailbreak — so I haven’t had the chance to enjoy the expanded iPhone functionality that third-party applications offer.
That’s why I’m really looking forward to native apps, which some developers speculate will be available via the iTunes Store.
These are some third-party apps I’d like to see when Apple opens the iPhone up to developers:
- A karaoke-style app that displays lyrics to the songs you’re listening to, just like TuneWiki.
- A Search app that will let me search through all the data I have stored on my iPhone, including contacts, notes and calendar items
- an Instant Messenger application
- and of course, some good old time-wasting game apps, like NES, Solitaire, Poker, etc.
What kinds of apps would you like to see on the iPhone after Apple releases its software development kit this month? Are there apps you use on your Jailbroken iPhone that you want to see translated to the “legit” iPhone platform?
Let’s discuss in the comments below.