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Is the Enterprise ready for iPhone?

Today was a very busy day. I spoke about Appcelerator Titanium at the O’Reilly/360 Inside Mobile Conference in San Jose and later served on a discussion panel with Daniel Brusilovsky (Teens in Tech, Techcrunch), Phil Libin (CEO of Evernote) and Christian Sepulveda (Pivotal Labs).

I then spoke tonight at the iPhone Business Meetup in Santa Clara. Tonight, I spoke a little bit about iPhone and the Enterprise and gave some perspective on the opportunities and challenges for developers considering iPhone in the Enterprise.

Below are my slides from the presentation. As always, I generally try and post all of my public presentations on my Slideshare Slidespace.

iPhone in the Enterprise offers a lot of interesting opportunities and some big challenges today. However, some of the challenges are not just inherent in iPhone – they are overall challenges of a rapidly changing marketplace. We’re seeing a massive change in the dynamics of the mobile ecosystem. These changes aren’t just with the emergence of iPhone and Android – new mobile devices that have changed the smartphone marketplace almost overnight – but also in how these new entrants are disrupting carriers and handset manufacturers. In addition, we’re seeing new mobile handset entrants like HTC and Dell Computer also come into play. Of course, we’re also seeing old players like Palm make a play with WebOS in a very exciting way.

It’s an exciting time to be a web developer. I believe web technologies will continue to emerge as the most important pieces of the technology landscape. It’ll be fun to watch how this emerges. I think in the next 24 months we’ll see some pretty big ecosystem changes.

If you’re considering building an iPhone and/or Android application, please consider taking a look at our Appcelerator Titanium product. Titanium allows you to build native mobile applications using web technologies. That’s right – HTML, JavaScript and CSS. These are technologies, tools and skills you have today.

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Jeff Haynie is co-founder and CEO of Appcelerator. He started Appcelerator to provide a true open-source solution to enterprise RIA and SOA-based services development, after growing frustrated by the limited options and complexity in other solutions through his own development work. Prior to starting Appcelerator, Haynie served as co-founder and CTO of Vocalocity and CTO of eHatchery, an extension of Bill Gross? ideaLab. Haynie is an expert software developer and entrepreneur. Haynie has been active in standards development, as well as a contributor to open-source projects, including early work on JBoss. For more on Jeff Haynie, visit his blog at