[YO EDINBURGH!] Microsoft Open-Sources It's Toolkit For Making iOS Apps Run On Win 10

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Wed Aug 12 19:46:10 CEST 2015

Thank you for that info, Richard.  Intents is definitely a step in the
right direction.


On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 11:45 AM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com
> wrote:

> I would agree that the whole process does seem rather Apple-centric at
> times, but did you see the Release Notes for 7.1dp1?  The LC engine now
> supports Android intents -- see the new mobileLaunchData function.
> This is also a good example of how different OS APIs can make a LiveCode
> feature complicated when the team attempts to make it the same on all
> platforms:  iOS doesn't have intents, using Actions instead.  Android
> intents are relatively simple to code for and work very similarly to url
> schemes, so it's been pretty straightforward for the team to add that.
> They do indeed intend to also action Actions support for iOS, but like so
> many Cocoa things it's not nearly as simple, and given the full range of
> priorities on their plate won't be in v7.1.
> Complete feature parity sounds simple, but once you dive into the
> implementation details it's clear that OSes just don't often work the same,
> requiring tough decisions about what gets delivered now and what gets
> delivered later.
> But at least those of us deploying to the 80% using Android finally have a
> feature that isn't all about Apple.  And a very useful one at that.
> And in the meantime, anyone in a position to add Actions support to the
> engine sooner than the core team can is welcome to submit the pull request.
> --
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Fourth World Systems
>  Software Design and Development for Desktop, Mobile, and Web
>  ____________________________________________________________
>  Ambassador at FourthWorld.com        http://www.FourthWorld.com

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