Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Oct 2011 23:12 UTC, submitted by judgen
Features, Office "The LibreOffice media team has passed along some new information about what was revealed at this week's LibreOffice conference. At the Paris conference, experimental versions of LibreOffice for iOS, Android, and for web-browsers were revealed."
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Apple will never allow it
by darknexus on Sun 16th Oct 2011 00:24 UTC
darknexus
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2008-07-15

Apple has a tendency to ban any app they think even dares to have similar features as their own, with the exception of some big media companies. I can't see them letting Libreoffice into their iOS app store, being as it is a direct competitor to iWork which is not only an Apple-made app, but a *paid* Apple-maid app. If I were the Libreoffice team, I would give iOS last priority unless they can secure an agreement, in writing, from Apple about this. Otherwise, they'll just be putting in boatloads of time for nothing. The iOS jailbreak community is relatively tiny and, if Apple rejects LO, that'll be the only way anyone can run it.

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RE: Apple will never allow it
by kaiwai on Sun 16th Oct 2011 00:46 in reply to "Apple will never allow it"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Then that conspiracy theory makes little or no sense at all give the alternative to iWork for iOS already exist on the platform; the only reason I can't see LibreOffice appearing is if it relies on private API's.

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RE[2]: Apple will never allow it
by Alfman on Sun 16th Oct 2011 07:30 in reply to "RE: Apple will never allow it"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

"Then that conspiracy theory makes little or no sense at all give the alternative to iWork for iOS already exist on the platform; the only reason I can't see LibreOffice appearing is if it relies on private API's."

Really? There were reams of news articles about how applications were being banned by apple because they "duplicated functionality". We all knew it was code for "competes against apple software". I had always figured the news outlets got bored of reporting banned apps and the most significant developers stopped trying to develop competing apps once apple's position was made clear. However if apple actually changed their policy since then, I would like to know.


Unless apple has openly changed their policy, then I'd agree with the OP, an iphone implementation of OO is at risk of being denied.

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