Download and Run Stacks - Can Do On Mobile?

Walt Brown walter.h.brown at
Sat Sep 13 16:48:27 CEST 2014

Check out Novocard. It says it is HC like, and allows keeping and sharing
stacks in the cloud, and runs on iOS.

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at>

> Brahmanathswami wrote:
> > I remember being "blown away" years ago in the late 90's when Scott
> > Raney had a little demo of
> >
> > go stack url ""
> >
> > and it downloaded and ran the stack.
> ...
> > But, can we do this on Mobile?  can the app on your iPhone download
> > and run stacks?  I think not... What about Android?  Probably not
> > also... security constraints....
> For the last several months a majority of the projects I manage are
> client-server apps that rely on downloaded stacks, so the server's not just
> deploying data, but the code and UI too.  Tons of fun for all - clients
> love seeing new features roll out without every having to install anything
> new.
> This type of distribution is technically sound on all platforms, and
> allowed on all but one:  iOS' SDK license explicitly forbids apps that
> download executable code.
> Apple may change their mind in the future, but for now this is something
> we can enjoy on all other devices on the planet, but we must make our iOS
> customers wait for a larger, more complicated complete install.
> --
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Fourth World Systems
>  Software Design and Development for Desktop, Mobile, and Web
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