Get back to KC to find my car broken into. Today has rocked.
Back on March 6th, Apple released their SDK (Software Developers Kit) for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This finally allows people to create third-party applications for these devices, and come June, we’ll get the 2.0 version of the firmware to allow you to install them into your gadgets.
So, now that I finally have an iPod Touch, which I am loving to death, and I’ve already talked about some minor changes I’d like to see, what would I like to see in the way of actual applications? Because I know you all care about this… really… I know you do.
Spreadsheets – Not even necessarily from Microsoft, I just want the ability to open Excel spreadsheets and sync them. Don’t even really need editing, it would be nice, but not as important as simple support.
Instant Messaging – Currently I have to use Meebo to log on to my instant messaging services, but I would kill for GTalk native support. Other services would be nice, but since GTalk is my main IMing system now, so that’s the one I want.
PDF Support – I think this one is a long shot due to the size of most PDFs, but it would be nice.
Sling Media Support – This is very directed at the Sling Media company so I could get support for my Sling Box. Streaming TV from my iPod Touch would be sweet. My current PDA can do it, so I’m sure the Touch can also.
It’s a short list, but I’ve already said I would like changes to the contacts and such, and basically I am looking for it to be turned into a really nice PDA so I can finally stop carrying my Dell Axim 51v around with me. Yes, I realize this is “an iPod”, but I have yet to put even one song on it as I am using it as an Internet device only at this point.
So, come on developers, I’m out here waiting for this stuff, don’t let me down!