While jailbroken iPhones and iPhone 3Gs have been playing dress-up as legitimate web servers thanks to unofficial jailbreak applications that port Apache and PHP to the iPhone, the officially locked-down iPhone scene has been left wanting an official iPhone web server application. Until now.
A new iPhone app has launched in Japan’s iPhone App Store, and is ready to turn your iPhone into a file-sharing web server. The Serversman@iPhone iPhone application was developed by Japanese developer Freebit, and allows iPhone users to move files between the iPhone and other web-connected devices with ease.
Serversman@iPhone allows for uploading and downloading of files between the iPhone and a remote computer via a web browser. If webDAV is more your style, Serversman@iPhone allows you to synchronize files between the iPhone and your computer. Freebit’s VPN software negotiates the connection between the remote systems, making remote file transfers a no-brainer. Even better, Serversman@iPhone supports a direct connection for file-sharing when the iPhone and the computer are on the same local network.
Serversman@iPhone is expected to become available in the US through the iPhone App Store in March.