A lot of the demonstrators are saying that their apps will be available when the App store launches "weeks from now" This seem to indicate that the store won't be available today. We'll have to see....
Dr. S., Mark Williams. Med school students use flash cards to learn the body parts. This publisher as digitized anatomical pictures and linked it to Quiz. I don't know if I want students to learn while they're waiting for their latte.
Building native application for the iPhone. Benjamin Morse is demonstrating "The Mobile News Network" The location API allows local news content to be brought up automatically. The stories are cached. Photos can be seen and video from the news network can be watched.
If there is breaking news, users can send pictures and news stories directly from their iPhone.
The mobile news network will be available at launch for free.
Michael Sippey is showing TypePad. Photoblogging is one of their most popular features. You can create a post or take a photo for a blog. Previously taken pictures can also be posted to blogs. (Right now I am only able to transfer pictures to my blog by mailing it to PhotoBucket). This is much more integrated.
Sam Altman will demo Loopt for the iPhone. Using Loopt you can see where your friends are on a map in real time. It's being shown on Google maps. By tapping a user the person's detail comes up and you're shown a journal of all of their travels which are tagged with geo-location.
Companies are now going to demonstrate the work they've done with SDK.
Ethan Einhorn will display Super Monkey Ball on iPhone. This was shown in March.
110 stages with all 4 monkeys. The tilt control allows for acceleration and deceleration. The game will be distributed through the app store. The game will be available at launch of the app store for $9.99
It's my first time seeing Jobs live. My impressions are that he looks and sounds older than I imagined him to be. He is very casually dressed in the classic black turtleneck and jeans with sneakers. But he seems really revved up.
I've just been seated in the Jobs Keynote. I've managed to push myself through the crowd of thousands so that I'm in the front of the room five rows in. An excellent spot for pictures. I hope that the iPhone camera performs. The loud speakers are playing Jerry Lee Lewis -- Great Balls of Fire. It's a carnival atmosphere.
I'm at the Apple WWDC conference in San Francisco. The conference is taking place at the Moscone Center West. When I walked in this morning we were herded to a waiting area where they served some pastries and Odwallah. Then they let us upstairs 100 people at a time. We're now waiting outside the hall to be let in. The event was supposed to start at 10 am but I don't see how it will given the huge crowd that's been assembled.