Downloaded stacks on iOS

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Fri Aug 14 23:59:42 CEST 2015


Interesting find in my morning reading:

This little startup is solving one of the biggest frustrations with 
Apple's App Store
<http://www.businessinsider.com/apphubio-solves-apple-app-store-review-process-2015-8>

What his AppHub service does is the equivalent of LiveCode developers 
handling updates via downloaded stack files.

Historically many in our community have avoided that practice on iOS 
given Apple's strict rules, but this article describes those rules as 
"ambiguous", and thus far Apple hasn't shut down any apps using the 
AppHub mechanism (though that may be because there are so few at the 
moment).

Being able to handle our own updates without app store delays is very 
exciting - anyone here have any relevant experience with Apple which 
would help us appreciate whether downloaded stack files is a good thing 
to build one's architecture around, or if Apple is likely to just snuff 
out AppHub?

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  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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