iPhone App Development Step 1: Hit a Brick Wall

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’.

So inspiring.

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.