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Steve Jobs Responds to the iPhone Cross Compiler Ban

Steve Jobs Responds to the iPhone Cross Compiler Ban

Posted April 10, 2010 at 9:00pm · 6 comments · Add Comment
arno nyhm
arno nyhm - April 11, 2010 at 11:02am
i come from java and i hate this objective-c syntax why they dont make also java version? then i can use nice IDE of my choice and can skip this horrible bad XCode s***t. there is no good ide for objective-c available. thats the pain!
micked - April 11, 2010 at 4:39am
Apples last released osx (10.6x) was more or less just an optimation of code to make things run faster. To maintain this on the iphone its wise not using compilers that make an app not very optimised. Soon the developer only needs to do 2 versions. One iphone and one android. :)
Nathaniel - April 11, 2010 at 2:37am
You guys are missing the point entirely. It would be simple if developers only needed to learn Objective-C to make their applications but that is not the case. Picture this. You want to design an application for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7. It's just not feasible for small developers to create and maintain a different version of their application for each of these operating systems. Not to mention having to learn and keep up with all these languages and sdks. It's impossible. The ideal situation here would be to have one authoring tool which could then export to each of these different operating systems. ie you only have to build your app once, not five times. - And I'm not even going to get into Apple's App Store dictatorship.
JWalker - April 11, 2010 at 1:32am
What the hell were they doing before all this anyway. If your to LAZY to learn C C++ and others you don't need to be making iPhone apps. Y do ppl think Apple is evil for closeing in products? Is flash pen soruce? Can you just do what the hell ever with it? Wouldn't Adobe be evil for trying to kill HTML5? STOP crying like bitches and get some work done!
Leandro - April 11, 2010 at 1:13am
Ah, please. It's a great move. Think that, currently the AppStore have many shit apps, and considering the limitations of: you need a Mac (or virtualize it), you need to know Cocoa/ObjC, you need an iPhone to test them. Imagine how easy could be for stupid programmers/designers to create even stupid applications. It will become impossible to find a good app in the middle of that amount of shit. C'mon, losers, learn a good programming language and then do good apps. PS:// just learning is not enough, but anyone can create a simple .swf app that does a fart sound. ;)
ehwhat? - April 10, 2010 at 10:55pm
can someone pls explain this? does that mean all app have to be created by apple sdk and not 3rd party? thx
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