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iPhone developer web site

Apple has launched a web site for developers of its recently released iPhone. Part of the Apple Developer Connection, the web site outlines guidelines and Safari compatibility when making applications for the iPhone.

Developers hoping to make applications for the iPhone have to do so inside of Apple's Safari web browser. By using Web 2.0 applications Apple says developers can make applications that look and behave just like the applications built into iPhone.

Building applications this way also provides integration with iPhone applications and services including making a phone call, sending an email, and displaying a location in Google Maps, according to Apple.

The development guidelines provides several topics including Understanding User-iPhone Interaction; Use Standards and Tried-and-True Design Practices; Integrate with Phone, Mail, and Maps; Optimise for Page Readability; Ensure a Great Audio and Video Experience; Know What Safari Supports on iPhone; Connect With Web Developers.