Adapting Symbian software for Iphone

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by tallpaul, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. tallpaul macrumors member

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    http://www.alnetsystems.com/page/en/pobierz/other_version#Phone

    Hi,

    I don't know if it's possible but I thought this forum would be the best place to ask!!

    I use the the above client software for a Nokia E66 and other Symbian Nokias to view a PC based Alnet DVR.

    The client application has many useful features and control of the relay card in the DVR to remotely open doors/ turn alarm and lights on and off is crucial to the system.

    I have have contacted ALnet many times but the still haven't released a beta version of an application for the Iphone.

    A web developer friend of mine said in passing that the application could be modified to work on the Iphone so if it is possible what would you need?

    Would you need more from ALney themselves or would you have enough with the client software that is ready to download?

    thanks in advance

    Paul
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You would need the source code (not the compiled application you can download). As it's not public you can't "adapt" it.
     
  3. tallpaul thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for that, I'll email the developement team and see can I get the source code.

    Would it be very difficult once if I were to ge the code?

    Tall Paul
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Can you program? If not then it'll be impossible without learning that first. If you can then it'll be somewhere between difficult and impossible (as the code may simply do things that are impossible in the iPhone SDK due to Apple restrictions).

    I'd also note that as this appears to be a commercial product they are not likely to give you the source code for free, or even for money.
     

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