Mobile LC Apps Downloading Stacks After installation

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Fri Aug 11 10:09:18 EDT 2017


Several companies HAVE their own app stores.  Samsung is one that comes to
mind.  http://joyofandroid.com/android-app-store-alternatives/

~Roger


On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM, Jonathan Lynch via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> If Apple and Google allowed player apps that play external code, companies
> could essentially set up their own app stores, bypassing google play and
> iTunes.
> I cannot imagine either company would appreciate that.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Aug 11, 2017, at 9:52 AM, Ralph DiMola via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> > Mark,
> >
> > Thanks for weighing in. I would like to read into those licenses that I
> > could update my core LCS, but I know in my soul that if I do that it's
> just
> > a shoe waiting to drop that could affect not only my license but the
> entire
> > LC community. I also feel that when I create an extra button(with stub
> code)
> > because a "data" update offers more options that I am staying within the
> > guidelines and the spirit of the App/Play store rules. I see this as
> simple
> > decision. I call it the "Johnny, did you eat a cookie?" scenario. Johnny
> > says "no" because he did not eat "A" cookie but ate 3 cookies. I am not
> a 2
> > year old and know what these rules were intended to prevent.
> >
> > By the way, I was once rejected because my data update "answer" dialog
> was
> > worded as "An app update is available". I explained that it was a data
> > update and not code and changed the verbiage of the dialog. I then passed
> > the review. Moral: The review team can look VERY close at any app during
> > review.
> >
> > As it was said in Goodfellows... At least, that's how I feel.
> >
> > Ralph DiMola
> > IT Director
> > Evergreen Information Services
> > rdimola at evergreeninfo.net
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On
> Behalf
> > Of Mark Waddingham via use-livecode
> > Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 7:24 AM
> > To: How to use LiveCode
> > Cc: Mark Waddingham
> > Subject: Re: Mobile LC Apps Downloading Stacks After installation
> >
> >> On 2017-08-11 12:20, Jonathan Lynch via use-livecode wrote:
> >> I know the reviewers at app stores are not always careful, but
> >> something like an LC player would surely get their notice.
> >
> > Review, from my understanding, is heavily automated (it has to be - if
> you
> > think of the scale of the App Stores these days). However, there is
> always a
> > means to get in contact with a human about specific issues (which can
> take a
> > while to get escalated with someone who can actually do something - but
> at
> > least it is possible).
> >
> >> They do allow us to import JS, but JS is way more sandboxed than LC.
> >
> > Yes - this is true - however, as I noticed this morning Apple no longer
> have
> > their advisory about allowing arbitrary JS to be downloaded and run
> within a
> > WebView. This is simply because you can could build a host app which
> gives
> > access to every single OS API on iOS and make all of them callable from
> JS
> > (even if the JS bundled with the app does not use any of it).
> >
> > So, the point is the language is not the point - what the code running in
> > the language does is important.
> >
> > Like Google, Apple are wanting to know precisely what OS APIs your app is
> > calling at the point of review - so they have some idea of the surface
> area
> > of attack for any malicious intent. How much analysis they currently do,
> > no-one really knows - however the guidelines means that (in principal)
> they
> > have reasons to pull any apps very quickly if they find that they are
> doing
> > something which is 'not allowed'.
> >
> > Warmest Regards,
> >
> > Mark.
> >
> > --
> > Mark Waddingham ~ mark at livecode.com ~ http://www.livecode.com/
> > LiveCode: Everyone can create apps
> >
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