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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you've got to hand it to them...
by poundsmack on Thu 8th Apr 2010 23:00 UTC
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When Apple decides to commit application platform genocide on something they really go full on... kinda sad really. Don't get me wrong I like HTML5 and am not a huge Flash fan (though 10.1 fixes almost all of my issues with it), but forcing people away from a platform like this is just wrong. Then again, maybe Steve Jobs had a past life where he lead the Crusades... who knows...

Edited 2010-04-08 23:01 UTC

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