Apple with its upcoming iPhone OS 3.0 software includes a feature that will allow you to share a fun game or work-productivity tool with someone else.... (that is if Apple chooses to activate it)
If activated by Apple, may let users share software with one another, according to a person familiar with the technology. Eventually, iPhone users may even get a commission when they've induced someone else to make a purchase, says Richard Doherty, director at consultant Envisioneering Group.
Would the new feature spur sales? They think that these features could dramatically increase sales of apps, music and movies for cell phones. User-to-user recommendations could make discovery of new apps and content easier. Most mobile app stores today offer top 10 lists of the most popular apps and let users post reviews. That aids navigating the more than 35,000 apps in the Apple App Store.
Some people feel it would be cool if Apple activated this so that they could share a game one of them bought but both want to play it so the other person would not have to go searching with the appstore to buy it...
Or would you loose your ability to re-download your apps over the air?
If true, there will definitely be a Preference setting that toggles this feature ON/OFF as I can't see Apple allowing iPhone users to bombard other iPhone users....
Sounds like Apple is implementing a Zune feature into their lineup? Hmmmmm Is Apple at it again revolutionizing the industry one idea at a time?
Apple, Google Consider App-Sharing Tools - BusinessWeek