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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Ad blocking too....
by alcibiades on Fri 9th Apr 2010 20:46 UTC
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Of course, when you control the apps, you control the browser, and you control the plugins, and so when you introduce iAds, well, you can stop the bastards, sorry I meant the customers, you can stop those very valuable members of the community, from installing plug-ins to block the ads.

This, folks, is going to be great. Now you can go to people who want to buy your ad space, and you have an unbeatable value proposition: forced watching. They will have no choice. They will watch them ads. Nothing they can do about it. No apps which let them do anything about it will be allowed. Its a total end to ad blocking! Its the greatest thing since ads were invented.

No mute button either. No app will be allowed to have one. Be as loud as you want.

Or they can buy another phone, of course....

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