This morning, I had an idea for a iPhone app. After drawing up a couple of sketches on paper – I dove into the internets to look for existing code, sample projects, or at least some tutorials that might get me started.
While I did find an extremely simple sample project that did something similar – the bulk of the research was:
Apple doesn’t allow that.
Just out of the gate and the answer is ‘No’.
Combine this with all the stories of people struggling to get their application distributed by Apple – and there’s good reason for web apps were Apple’s first answer to iPhone development.