LC and webviews
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Jun 13 13:30:56 EDT 2016
Alex Tweedly wrote:
> On 13/06/2016 17:16, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> Lyn Teyla wrote:
>> > You can create any sort of polished UI that can be accomplished
>> > using web views, and use Angular, Bootstrap, and other established
>> > web-based UI frameworks to speed up the process.
>> > You can place your UI code on a server and update it on the fly.
>> We can do that with downloadable stacks now.
> Unless we are on IOS ??
Apple's current policy is not entirely clear on this, and the company
reserves the right to change policies at any time. As we saw with iOS
SDK v4 Section 3.3.1, they have demonstrated a willingness to introduce
unexpected changes, even those that cause significant loss across many
segments of the developer community, so there's no way to rely on any
specific Apple policy when making business plans.
As for the moment, my understanding of the current policy is to try to
prevent approving an app that later morphs itself into something else.
If a downloaded stack file contains no LiveCode Script, it should in all
fairness be given the same allowance any other binary data for being
downloadable for use in the application.
With behaviors this is relatively straightforward, allowing developers
to extend an application's content and provide additional functionality,
perhaps even using Apple's in-app purchasing where appropriate.
For stack files that contain code, there does appear to be a restriction
on those, but it's unclear how well it's enforced or if they'd even care
given how LC Script can't operate outside the sandboxed bounds of the LC
engine embedded in the app that was approved.
Still, it may be prudent for those concerned about the possibility of
having an app pulled to take on the additional expense and delayed
update time for your users by bundling new code into an entirely new app
build for that one OS.
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