is the iTunes Store protocal open source?

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

  1. 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. 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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