revMobile

Brian Yennie briany at qldlearning.com
Fri Apr 9 02:05:14 EDT 2010


Yup to all of that, Richard. I'm aware of some seriously high budget iPhone apps being done in Unity 3D right now, which is one of the borderline cases (it actually does output an XCode project, but there are other layers to the tool). Not that any developer is "unimportant", but we're talking about alienating some of the real high end stuff.

One part I haven't deciphered -- what happens to developers already working with iPhone SDK 3.2? Surely those apps are going to run for a while longer, and that SDK doesn't have the new terms that 4.0 does. I assume 3.2 is also what RevMobile is based off of. Granted, that's not much consolation to a dev environment if it's going to be phased out anyway, but I have a feeling a lot of projects are going to get grandfathered in if they already got started on 3.2.

> Jerry Daniels wrote:
> 
>> I anticipate this latest change to the "rules" will generate
>> quite fierce debate among all concerned....
> 
> Perhaps translated: "Class action suit". ;)
> 
> Like taking out a single sniper by dropping napalm across an entire jungle, if Apple was targeting Adobe they sure took out a lot of collateral damage: from Appcelerator to PhoneGap and maybe a dozen others, there are a great many people in this affected "class".
> 
> In terms of monopolistic practices, the only thing distinguishing Apple from Microsoft these days is that they're less successful with market share.
> 
> With enough growth we may see dozens of governments around the world slam Apple as they did Microsoft, over many of the same principles.
> 
> "Why punish success?"
> 
> That was Microsoft's defense too. And they still lost.
> 
> --
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World
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