Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Apr 2010 22:38 UTC
Apple John Gruber has found out that cross-compilers are no longer allowed in iPhone OS 4.0. "My reading of this new language is that cross-compilers, such as the Flash-to-iPhone compiler in Adobe's upcoming Flash Professional CS5 release, are prohibited. This also bans apps compiled using MonoTouch - a tool that compiles C# and .NET apps to the iPhone. It's unclear what this means for tools like Titanium and PhoneGap, which let developers write JavaScript code that runs in WebKit inside a native iPhone app wrapper. They might be OK."
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Look and feel issues or hardware sales?
by bousozoku on Thu 8th Apr 2010 23:08 UTC
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The way that the development tools work, especially Interface Builder, is rather specific. They try to keep the look and feel and inner workings in a certain order.

As much as Apple used to bind everyone to the Human Interface Guidelines in the 1980s, could they be doing the same here or is it just a way to fix the loophole for Adobe and others are getting caught in the crossfire?

I suppose there is also another possibility: hardware sales. When developing for iPhone OS, you must have Apple hardware running Mac OS X, or so they say. Do those building through Flash and the translation tool need Mac OS X or Apple machines at all?

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