is the iTunes Store protocal open source?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by rikers_mailbox, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. rikers_mailbox macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2003
    <thinking out-loud>

    are the server protocals that iTMS uses open source? I'm not a developer, so I don't really know much about the client-server relationship between iTunes and But are the tools used to make iTMS so slick free to all, or proprietary unto Apple?

    On a related note, do you think a site like or Ebay would ever look into improving their end-user experience by making an iTMS-like GUI? It's cross platform, more secure, and not dependant on brower versions, and there are tons of other advantages.

    Any thoughts?
  2. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    Short Answer: No

    Longer Answer: Some people have workarounds to browse but not to buy anything. I think they might have been broken...

    Summary: Nope.

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