More applications for enterprise users may become available for the iPhone with a new developer tool from Novell, IDG News Service reports. The MonoTouch software development kit lets developers write an application using .Net and then produces a native iPhone-compatible application. "It enables .Net developers to target the iPhone," said Joseph Hill, product manager for Mono at Novell. Currently, developers write in Objective-C, a language that is not otherwise widely used, to build applications that comply with Apple’s requirements for the iPhone. "What this does is bring a different kind of developer who might have been trying to figure out how to leverage the iPhone but didn’t have the skills or didn’t want to engage in a unique development environment," said Al Hilwa, an analyst at IDC. Since .Net is widely used in the enterprise and by enterprise application developers, MonoTouch could encourage more iPhone programs geared toward business users.
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