Monday, June 09, 2008

Killer Apps Breaking Through on iPhone

The keynote address at WWDC has sent a pair of shots across the collective bows of college sports.

First and foremost, At Bat looks like the full realization of portable streaming stats I've advocated for years. The question now -- is StatCrew listening?

Broader impact, and perhaps overlooked in the MLB hype, is the deal made with Associated Press. News straight to the consumer's iPhone. It is a free download from the App Store in July. Who is going to pay for the service? AP is a subscriber entity. To rehash some old ground, but who is paying for the journalism we need if you get your AP on the phone. Don't need that newspaper subscription (or USA TODAY) for national news.

Full details as given today in the WWDC keynote transcript.

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