Possible to read iPhone app code?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by MrPunk2u, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. MrPunk2u macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hey there,

    Is is possible to read the code from an existing iPhone app? I know in the DEv center there is sample code, but I'm interested to see how certain apps work.

  2. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    No, it's not. Source code is compiled to a native binary format before it can run on the device. There is no way to fully recover the original source code from the machine code.
  3. Luke Redpath macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2007
    Colchester, UK
    That said, if you want to see how other people are doing things, some people are open-sourcing their work. Wordpress is an example that springs to mind:


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