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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Microsoft does the same thing for XBox
by mnem0 on Sat 10th Apr 2010 21:00 UTC
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Apple added the "original source language" clause because they want devs to write in Objective-C rather than Flash or other cross-platform languages. They do this because they want as many apps as possible to be iPhone exclusive apps.

Microsoft is just as closed down. They do the _EXACT_ same thing for the XBox:

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