Monday, 4 February 2013

Hackers paved the way for ALL of your apps!

Wow, I never realised this...

Over six years ago, when Apple released the iPhone, the only apps available were the ones that came pre-installed (stocks, calculator, YouTube etc). There were so few apps, they didn’t even fill up the home screen!
Apple didn’t even provide the ability to create or install any add-on apps. Instead, developers were urged to create web apps that users would access through the built-in Safari web browser.

Facing backlash from developers, particularly in light of a community of hackers that figured out how to crack the iPhone’s code and build their own apps, Apple came around and embraced native apps.

...How different (or boring) things might've been. Thanks HaX0r5!!!!1

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