Apple iPhone Doesnt Play Well with Web 2.0

Review: Existing Web 2.0 applications aren't working well with iPhone because of its lack of streaming media, Java, Flash, and even full AJAX support, Sascha Segan finds during testing.

Existing Web 2.0 applications arent working well with iPhone because of its lack of streaming media, Java, Flash, and even full AJAX support, I found in testing various popular applications over the weekend.

Introducing Web 2.0 and Safari as the main platform for iPhone application developers, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said, "Developers and users alike are going to be very surprised and pleased at how great these applications look and work on iPhone. Our innovative approach, using Web 2.0-based standards, lets developers create amazing new applications while keeping the iPhone secure and reliable."

/zimages/1/28571.gifTo read about Steve Jobs unveiling of the iPhone, click here.

But the iPhones standards seem decidedly nonstandard - even in Web 2.0 apps designed specially for the iPhone.

/zimages/1/28571.gifRead the full story on Gearlog: iPhone: Poor Compatibility with Web 2.0

/zimages/1/28571.gifCheck out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on mobile and wireless computing.