iPhone web app created - wait on native app for release?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by knine143, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. knine143 macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2009
    Hey all.

    I'm new to iPhone development. I came up with an idea for an iPhone application and created an iPhone web app. However, I eventually want to make it into a native app. Unfortunately, this will take some time because I am currently unfamiliar with the SDK.

    Is it wise for me to release my web app before starting work on the native app? Is there any chance that someone will steal my idea and create the native app themself, or is that somehow protected against?

    Thanks for the help. Any input is very much appreciated.

  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    Yeah, sure go ahead and make the web app public. Someone can steal your idea, but they can do that anyway. And no, there is no way to protect from people stealing your idea.
  3. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    If you make an unpublished web app, then make a single site browser app for the iPhone just to your webapp at first, and say an update is coming when you can, that will give u a native app just from the web app. Those apps are really easy to make, with tons of tutorials online!
  4. knine143 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2009
    Wow! That's a great idea, thanks!

    Are there any downsides to make the native app in this fashion at first?

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