Is the iPhone about better user experience, only?
I would think yes – for the most part.
If you think about it, all, or almost all, apps on the iPhone have existed in some shape or form – either on the web, or on the desktop or both.
The iPhone and its nifty user interface allows us to use these apps in manners that we have never thought about before or in places we have never thought of before.
And, most of the successful apps are successful because they incorporate a new way to interact with the app itself. Consider some of the most popular games – Tapulous for example. The game is nothing new, but imagine doing the tapping with your mouse. Not all that enticing. But with your fingers, it takes on a different meaning.
The accelerometer is also part of the new user interface.
Therefore, here at InfoBeans iPhone development practice, we are focussed on incorporating some really cool and cutting edge user interface choices. We focus a lot on making our apps not just user friendly, but striving to surprise the user with some user interface designs.
That does not mean our apps do not have a solid back end. That for us, is a given. The user interface is where we can make a difference.