IPhone SDK missing something in their survey

Hey, wait a gosh-darn minute here... Someone sent me this screenshot of the recent iPhone SDK survey question on what platform mobile developers use. Do you notice anything missing? Hmmm... something like the most abundant mobile platform on earth? The mobile platform that is on 2+ billion (with a "b") cell phones? Sheesh, Stevie-boy, you must really be nervous about something!

See:

iPhone SDK missing something

Maybe it was the Fake Steve Jobs who did this... I can't imagine the Real Steve Jobs being so worried about little 'ol Java ME technology, I DEE-clare! ;-)

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Hinkmond,

As a Mac Java developer (and a Dead Runner), I find this troubling. Apple seems to be distancing itself from Java in general and that's not a good thing.

Posted by Joel Barnum on March 07, 2008 at 03:58 AM PST #

Hey Joel! :-)

Carpe Viam! You said it. ;-)

Hinkmond

Posted by guest on March 07, 2008 at 04:03 AM PST #

Hey Hinkmond!

Fabrizio Giudici posted a link to this blog entry in Apple's java-dev discussion list.

I think John Gruber's analysis of why the iPhone doesn't have Flash is a reasonable analysis and much of it could be applied to Java. Check it out.

http://daringfireball.net/2008/02/flash_iphone_calculus

It doesn't explain why they don't even \*list\* Java if they're listing all those other non-Apple, and proprietary, technologies. But still, food for thought.

Rob

PS: We worked together on Jini support for embedded java "back in the day".

Posted by Rob on March 07, 2008 at 11:12 AM PST #

I like J2ME, but Jobs doesn't...

Posted by liuzhongshu on March 09, 2008 at 11:54 AM PDT #

Hey Rob!

Good to hear from you. Thanks very much for the John Gruber link. Good parallel to watch what Steve Jobs does with Flash for the iPhone.

BTW, Yes, I remember the days when we worked on EmbeddedJava and Jini. Times change, but I see you still snowboard! ;-)

Hinkmond

Posted by Hinkmond Wong on March 10, 2008 at 04:14 AM PDT #

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