Well it looks like Steve Jobs read my posts here and decided that he had to do something about 3rd party apps on the iPhone. You can read it now in the Hot News Section on Apple.com here but the gist of it is that Apple is going to provide a Software Development Kit for the iPhone by February, 2008. YeeHAA!!!
BTW…I hacked my iPhone again and got it updated to the latest firmware with all my cool apps intact. It took a while but it was worth it.