Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 24th Jul 2008 00:09 UTC
Apple There are no less than five apps to turn my iPhone into a flashlight, yet I can't turn it into a 3G-powered Wi-Fi hotspot. Why? Because the SDK has more restrictions than Guantanamo-devs can't integrate with the OS and have to steer way, way clear of copyright and trademark issues-so the most innovative, game-changing apps might not ever make it to your squeaky clean iPhone." An editorial by Gizmodo. Many kinds of apps (from multi-IM apps running on the background, to copy/paste) require the level of system integration that either is not possible via the existing official API, or that Apple artificially limits via lawyers.
Permalink for comment 324293
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Stupid article
by grabberslasher on Thu 24th Jul 2008 03:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Stupid article"
Member since:

As far as I know, anything and everything is covered under NDA at the moment, meaning you're not allowed provide your source to the public as it would expose Apple's methods.

Can't answer that officially

Reply Parent Score: 2