Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th May 2010 22:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Discussions of Apple's strict control over the app store often do not mention that you can deploy cross platform apps using web applications. HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS should allow you to create compelling, applications without having to distribute through Apple. "I am convinced that the HTML5 app route is the best one for a fat slice of the non-game iPhone apps currently out there, especially those that are simple and face stiff competition. Increased interoperability will help them more than a relative lack of eye candy will hinder them. The problem is convincing clients of that."
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RE: Not a viable alternative
by RIchard James13 on Wed 5th May 2010 14:27 UTC in reply to "Not a viable alternative"
RIchard James13
Member since:
2007-10-26

1. HTML5 offers zero code protection. Just view the source to take someone else's work.


Code obfuscation. You can't copy but it is almost as hard to reverse engineer as disassembly.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

I disagree, I've seen some pretty good javascript deobfuscators that were created to decrypt malicious code. A basic iphone type game wouldn't take long to decipher.

Stepping through decompiled machine code is just plain nasty. A compiler already makes it difficult enough and you can also use obfuscation to add needless complexity.

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