Another detail, or better say a comment made by someone during a discussion of why the BoxOffice (Now Playing) application has been removed from the App Store: Apple could potentially be not very excited of developers getting donations and making their apps free, as it means Apple lose its 30% by not being able to sell the application (read it here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=5990223&postcount=90). Though, possibly the application has been removed due to the SDK license agreement violation (its source code is available at google code).
Friday, August 8, 2008
Once again on Open Source and iPhone
It has been discussed a lot recently that iPhone SDK's license agreement prohibit developers to discuss any technical details or issues related to the development. Not that I didn't know that, but a detail that was new for me (I have just never thought about it) is that open source iPhone applications are in fact completely prohibited by the license agreement: making an application open source means sharing its source code, and this is not allowed.
Posted by dtbow at 12:40 AM