Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Sep 2010 14:08 UTC
Apple Very good news out of Cupertino just now. It took quite a bit of negative press, but Apple has finally caved in: the company is dropping its restriction on third-party development tools for iOS. Also, the company has published all its App Store review guidelines out in the open for the first time. It took a little too long, but very good news nonetheless.
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I support, oops don't support the ban
by shashank_hi on Fri 10th Sep 2010 00:34 UTC
shashank_hi
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2009-08-27

This is great news for iOS application developers, and therefore, for iOS users the world over. Now let's grab a bag of chips and watch the Apple fanatics who supported the ban suddenly herald this move as totally justified Cupertino brilliance (I kid, I kid).


Ah let's see. Ooh, I love Apple so much. This was such an awesome decision. Just like when then made that awesome decision to keep Flash out. Take that Android...

Sarcasm aside, as an iPhone owner and user, I'm glad to see more flexibility.

For the random rejection policy, it might be better if Apple allows developers to submit plans for approval. Could save development time. Honestly, why can't they have content rating like movies and games for explicit apps?

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Ah let's see. Ooh, I love Apple so much. This was such an awesome decision. Just like when then made that awesome decision to keep Flash out. Take that Android...

Sarcasm aside, as an iPhone owner and user, I'm glad to see more flexibility.

For the random rejection policy, it might be better if Apple allows developers to submit plans for approval. Could save development time. Honestly, why can't they have content rating like movies and games for explicit apps?


I've heard it said that Apple's policies on Apps is actually all about preserving the DRM.

If that is the case, what does everyone think about the chances for this new App?

http://www.intomobile.com/2010/09/09/vlc-for-the-ipad-waiting-for-a...
So you got yourself a brand spanking new iPad and soon you quickly realized that none of the files you grabbed off those semi-illegal sites on the internet work. What is a movie aficionado such as yourself going to do? Luckily the folks at Applidium are trying to help out by porting the open source VLC project to the iPad. They say they’ve already spent several months on the project, and that the application is now waiting to be approved for submission into Apple’s App Store.

If everything goes smoothly, then in one to two weeks you should be able to install an application on your iPad that can play just about every single type of video you can find on the internet.


Somehow, I don't think so.

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