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MySpace developing native iPhone app

updated 04:35 pm EST, Tue March 4, 2008

Native MySpace iPhone App

MySpace is in the midst of developing a native iPhone and iPod touch application, Electronista has learned. Although details of what the app involves remain closely guarded, the product is known to be the result of early SDK access and is described as impressive compared to current mobile versions of the social networking site. Whether it will support MySpace's signature music and video services is unknown, though neither are likely given the lack of a native Adobe Flash port for the handset or else iPhone-friendly content on the site's servers.

The project is nonetheless known to be well into development despite a small amount of staff assigned to the project on a part-time basis. A finished version is not promised for Thursday's software development kit (SDK) presentation and may hinge on the announcement at Apple's campus before it can be released, though whether this is for code- or distribution-related reasons is uncertain. Electronista is working to confirm more of these details.

The information appears to confirm one of the first native third-party apps for the iPhone and iPod touch developed with official tools. While numerous native programs have been written for the platform so far, all but Apple's own have been programmed for 'jailbroken' devices hacked to run unsigned code. These are likely to need rewrites before they can be officially supported through Apple's system, which may require approval for at least purchasable apps.



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  1. dagamer34

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    Facebook

    Facebook > MySpace, thought both tend to sicken me with the amount of time people spend on them. =/

    One website doesn't have website designs that reminds me of 1996. If Facebook goes down that path, it's adios for them!

  1. jhawk95

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    Dagamer34

    Why do you care where and how much time people spend in a certain place? If you don't want to be there or spend that much time, DON'T...but don't make judgements on others for doing what they want to in a FREE society.

    Anyways, now that I got that off my chest.... Maybe we will get flash support on Thursday and My Space's new app will work with music and video and that will be one of the first sites to utilize and showcase the added features and value to the iPhone.

    I, for one, am very excites about what GOD, umm, I mean Steve Jobs, is going to give us on Thursday.

  1. G4_Kessel

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    indeed

    here here!

  1. MhzDoesMatter

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    oh...

    so thats a fanboy....

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