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[3]: How would they tell?
by whartung on Sat 10th Apr 2010 00:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: How would they tell?"
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Err, these developers agreed to a different agreement. This is a NEW limitation.

You're right, it is a new limitation.

In theory, if you've accepted the agreement for 3.x, and you're not developing against the 4.x SDK, then you're not under this obligation.

But then, by the same note, there's no reason to hide the fact either, is there?

When Apple stops accepting 3.x apps in the app store, your existing, in-the-app-store app will likely be grandfathered in. It's not been suggested or confirmed yet that the new limitation is retroactive. Could be, probably isn't, but could be.

Afterwards, when Apple is accepting only 4.x apps in the app store, you'll be obliged to use the new agreement.

Of course, there'll be no reason for subterfuge then either, being as the agreement was accepted with good will and full knowledge of the new limitation, right?

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