Don’t Hate but that doesn’t mean "like" or "support."

Posted by Jack Cook on Sep 11, 2007

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ipl Well I suppose that if you are an iPhone application developer it is nice to know that Apple doesn’t hate you. Gearlog had a nice piece up today on “Apple’s Joswiak: We Don’t Hate iPhone Coders”.  According to the article, Apple doesn’t oppose native application development but is taking a neutral stance.  It is a very interesting (and short) piece that I think you will like.

After the post, there was an update to the post.  Joswiak wanted to make clear: “not hate” doesn’t mean “like” or “support.”

So to summarize: Apple will neither forbid nor support native code on the iPhone/Touch. They will not design software updates specifically to break native apps, but if the updates happen to break native apps or your native apps turn your iPhone into a rutabaga, don’t go crying to Apple, ’cause it ain’t their problem. Capiche?

 

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Jack spent 35 years teaching mathematics, worked as a Dean of Students, and completed his career as a Principal of a suburban school just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout his years in public education, the computer field has always sparked an interest in him.In his early years as a teacher, he became proficient with computers by teaching himself “BASIC” with an old HP card reader. Handheld computers soon became his passion where he eventually focused his attention on the HP iPAQ. Jack participates in several discussion groups and is currently serving as Senior Editor on Mobilitysite, serves as a moderator in the Microsoft Windows Phone forums and maintains his personal site, Experience Mobility. Jack brings to the mobile device community, news, events, and reviews that generate the same passion in handheld’s that he has had.

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