This is the fault of Android and of Palm.
A developer of mobile software solutions shares my dismay at the lack of an iPhone Calendar API ...
...My goal was to find the new Calendar API (we need it to provide calendar sync with Funambol). They claimed 1,000 new APIs in the slides ... It must be there, I thought.
Unfortunately, it is not there ... 1,000 new APIs and none to give access to one of the two basic data elements in a smartphone (the other being the address book)...
The problem is that Apple is not feeling much competitive heat these days.
Android has been very slow to take off. There's no buzz. There are zero Android phones among the geeks I know.
The Palm Pre sounds wonderful, but there's lots of doubt that Palm and Sprint can deliver -- and nervous rumors that they can't.
Nokia and Microsoft aren't in the competition. RIM is growing, but after 9 months with Emily's BlackBerry Pearl I admit I don't understand how they can play outside the enterprise.
Apple is precisely as open as it needs to be. It's not feeling much need these days.