Bookmark it now – it doesn’t work yet but it will very soon. Apple will be unleashing this new webpage devoted to Webapps. Apple’s web team is gearing up to put the iPhone applications built with the Web 2.0 “SDK” on their new software page that will function in much the same way as the current software downloads page. In fact, it is likely that the two pages will be integrated.
Thanks to a commenter, we found a few webapps in Apple’s “recent downloads RSS feed”. However, when you click on the link the feed provides to you, you end up at a unused page at Apple…at least unused for the moment – http://www.apple.com/webapps/
This isn’t huge news as we’ve known about Web Applications since the iPhone was announced. However, it is a big deal to have a one stop shop for all of the iPhone/iPod touch applications. We expect it to be like a web 2.0 version of Installer.app on the iPhone. There also may be a full Safari version for use on Laptop/Desktops running full browsers. The functionality would work in the same way that the Quicktime movie trailers pages browser sniff and push a page based on the platform.
As content is currently being pushed into it, look for this page to pop up in the next few days…
To see what we are yapping about, click here. Search within the fields for “iPhone”. You should get a few hits but all of the links are broken. Thanks again to our eagle-eyed readers for the tip!