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alexandergre
Dec 13, 2009, 09:23 AM
thanx



Mars478
Dec 13, 2009, 09:25 AM
Of course they do.

alexandergre
Dec 13, 2009, 09:41 AM
Of course they do.

are you sure?

Im developing an app now which has 6pages of code for the next update.
those 6 pages are not needed for the current version.

Will they accept my app?

amorya
Dec 13, 2009, 10:54 AM
No they don't. You don't send them the code, only the precompiled binary. They do use static analysis to look at which methods you call, but that's not hte same thing.

Amorya

hoosierfan24
Dec 16, 2009, 12:31 PM
I am pretty sure they examine the code because otherwise why would they ask if your code is encrypted when you submit the app

amorya
Dec 16, 2009, 02:07 PM
I am pretty sure they examine the code because otherwise why would they ask if your code is encrypted when you submit the app

They don't ask that.

The question about encryption is regarding US law for exporting software with certain encryption mechanisms in. Nothing to do with the code of your app.

maniacdev
Dec 18, 2009, 01:19 AM
They don't.

They do run tests on your compiled app to make sure it's not doing anything sinister, has excessive memory leaks, using undocumented api's etc.

kAoTiX
Dec 18, 2009, 10:39 AM
+1 for no
They cannot decompile your compiled app that you send to them and in no part do they ask for the code. Unless they asked for the code they can only do as others have said and check for the apps functions and calls to their API's and to check for memory leaks etc.

firewood
Dec 18, 2009, 12:19 PM
They cannot decompile your compiled app that you send to them ...

An app built using their SDK toolchain exposes all Objective C class names and messages, in plain text in the binary, for not only any iPhone UI and Foundation class use, but also for any classes and methods internal to your app.

And, not only Apple, but the cracking community is reported to have tools that allow them to disassemble compiled apps sufficiently enough to find and patch out anti-piracy code.

dejo
Dec 18, 2009, 05:34 PM
+1 for no
Agreed. You don't send them the source code, so they can't look at it.

They cannot decompile your compiled app...
But, like firewood said, they can decompile your code if they choose to. Not normally necessary though.