In this ongoing series, I am examining the new benefits of the Apple iPhone firmware version 1.1.3. This time around, I am looking at Web Clips.
It may not be third-party applications, but it’s close.
One of the largest criticisms of the Apple iPhone has been the lack of 3rd party applications. Apple has contended since the debut of the iPhone that web applications would be enough. Well, they have since relented, and a software development kit is forthcoming. For now however, all of those web applications that have been developed have been given new life. You can create a Web Clip for an application, and that web page will have a quick shortcut on your home screen. This saves a lot of time. The greatest aspect of this new feature is that your web clip will save any zooming, login, or cookie data that you have set.
I have Web Clips for various websites including seeqpod.com, a network speed test, Battle Ship and Frenzic. Having ready access to these websites makes them feel like actual applications. It also automates the process of visiting the site, making productivity on the iPhone a reality.