Apple Easing Up On iOS Dev Tools

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Sean7512, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    Hell freezes over: Apple to allow 3rd party developer tools

    Gizmodo is reporting...

    In a surprising announcement, and after receiving countless criticisms by developers and users, Apple has announced that they "are relaxing all restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps" and "publishing app review guidelines."

    This means dev's will now actually know where their programs might run afoul before submitting them, as well as allowing Adobe's flash to iOS compiler to work. It looks like Apple didn't like the US Gov getting into Apple's hair too much.
  2. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    This is excellent news. Good to see them listening to feedback from developers and users.
  3. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    It also looks like they wanted to cease people from accusing them (rightfully) of just being spiteful for spite's sake. Which is a good thing on Apple's part. I don't think they were remotely justified in refusing Apps designed with certain developers tools.
  4. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    That's awesome news.

    What it probably means is that when they don't allow VLC into the App Store they can point to all the parts of the Approval Guidelines that it violates :D
  5. djhash macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2010
    Apple Says It Is Relaxing Some Restrictions on iOS Ops Development Tools


    Just got this alert from CNBC. What does it really mean?

    "Apple Says It Is Relaxing Some Restrictions on iOS Ops Development Tools (story developing)"

    Edit: I guess I looked in the wrong subforum! oops.

    Oh well.. now that's fixed (sorta), I would like to read on why some apps will get rejected.

    Also, they said
    "as long as the resulting apps do not download any code"

    Does this apply to "Made for iOS" devices that could use the iOS device to download a firmware update for their devices? (I haven't seen any devices that would need such a thing, but this doesn't mean it can't happen.)
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Great news and long over due.

    I suspect the increased competition is causing apple to be even more developer friendly.

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