iPhone OS 3.0 presents new features

During last Tuesday’s keynote, Apple presented the new OS 3.0 beta for the iPhone and iPod Touch. 
This interface promises more than  100 new functionalities for iPhone applications.

Some of the new features:

Apple Push Notification service, which offers developers a channel to alert users of new information

In App Purchase, which enables users to purchase content or services from an application, e.g. new levels of a game or additional chapters of an e-book.

Peer-to-Peer Connectivity, which enables mobile game developers to add multi-player capabilities.

Map Kit, another new framework that enables programmers to embed maps within their applications.

iPod Library Access, which enables applications to directly access music, podcasts or audio books in a user’s iPod library by means of the updated Media Player framework.

– Support for MMS and cut, copy and paste functions

More at the New York Times

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