You may like it or not, but iPhone keeps getting most of the media attention. Today Cupertino folks announced that a total of 100,000 SDKs were downloaded. It’s only fair to say not all of these people will actually ever make an iPhone application, but the number is impressive nevertheless. As a matter of fact, many mobile applications were not downloaded for that many times.
Let’s speculate a bit. Let’s say 10% of all SDK downloads were developers and let’s say half of them will ever make a single iPhone application. That’s still 5000 applications folks! And I do believe we’ll see that many apps released till the end of this year. The “iPhone hype” is so strong that it’s fair to argue that at some point in the future there will be more native applications for the Apple iPhone than for some established platforms like Symbian (there are 8,736 commercially available third-party Symbian apps as from December 31. 2007). Sure, there will be like dozen Sudoku versions, but also some neat apps. Interesting times are ahead of us… Full release is available from here.