: Cross platform developing

DR Hannon
Apr 25th, 2010, 08:44 PM
I do not know why Adobe was left out, but these guys seem to be able to have a program to help create apps. Here is an email I received. Do not worry this is not spam just some info.

First, and most important: we value each and every one of you. As always, we will do everything within our power to ensure that Appcelerator Titanium remains the best platform to enable each of you to develop mobile and desktop applications on. Should any issue arise that may affect our community, you can expect that we will be as proactive, transparent, and forthcoming as possible.

Now to the issue at hand. As part of its announcement this morning, Apple proposed updating its Terms of Service for iPhone OS 4.0. Since iPhone 4.0 is still in beta, both the APIs and the Terms of Service are covered under NDA, so we cannot speak to specifics or Apple's intent with its proposed language. However, these terms are subject to clarification and change by Apple up through its official launch, which looks to be mid-summer. Until iPhone 4.0 is actually released, we will work with Apple to ensure that we abide by any updates to its Terms of Service, just as we have done successfully in the past.

We know that you put a lot of trust in Appcelerator and effort into your applications. You have our commitment that we will do everything possible to ensure that Titanium remains the outstanding platform for cross-platform application development for years to come. We will update you with more information as soon as we gain a clearer understanding of today's announcement. Until that time, iPhone OS 3.2 remains the officially released SDK and 3.2 is still the official Terms of Service. All apps written under 3.2 are in accordance with these terms and all apps written to date for 3.2 have been approved.

Please feel free to reach out to us on our blog, via Twitter, or via email with any questions. Thanks for everyone’s support and well wishes today.

Jeff Haynie

DR Hannon
Apr 26th, 2010, 04:34 PM
Is this not what Adobe was trying to accomplish, one program to develop on many platforms or am I wrong?

Apr 26th, 2010, 04:47 PM
the sense in the dev community, is apple is a moving target right now, so either you commit fully to developing -only- for iphone, or develop for all the other ones.

I don't have a crystal ball, but we'll see how that works out over the long term.

DR Hannon
Apr 26th, 2010, 04:51 PM
Just seems to be a shame, as long as they pass in quality what does it matter?

Apr 26th, 2010, 04:55 PM
unfortunately, it's a bit of a chess game, and too bad for consumers, and certainly developers who get caught in the crossfire.

What I'm curious about, is what's going to happen to all the apps that are already accepted and sold currently on the app store that has already been developed in flash, unity, phongap, and the others such as the one you posted.

Do those apps developed in flash there accepted suddenly become, unacceptable?

DR Hannon
Apr 26th, 2010, 06:24 PM
I hope this does not make it harder for me to find a app developer. Need one for my children's book.

Apr 26th, 2010, 08:34 PM
I hope this does not make it harder for me to find a app developer. Need one for my children's book.

Why would you need a developer for a book? EPUB... ??