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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RE: How would they tell?
by umccullough on Fri 9th Apr 2010 20:21 UTC in reply to "How would they tell?"
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How can they even tell? When you put something in the app store (which is a feat all its own) you don't give them the sources do you?

It would at least immediately hurt any open source apps that are ported.

But more than anything, it sends a message to the devs. If they suspect your app is "translated", expect to get a denial letter. And you'll probably be required to prove otherwise if it wasn't - guilty until proven innocent.

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