Apple Opens iOS to Third-Party Development Tools with Restrictions

In an unexpected turn of events this morning, Apple has revised its policy on the development of iOS apps. The new policy permits the use of any development tools, provided the apps they create do not download additional code.

This update potentially affects Adobe Flash CS5, although it definitely applies to platforms like Unity. It’s important to note, however, that while Flash CS5 might be acceptable for app creation, the Flash browser plugin remains banned under the no-code-download rule.

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Furthermore, for the first time, Apple has made its App Store Review Guidelines public. The developer community is likely eager to dive into these guidelines to understand the full implications.

Recall a prior modification to Apple’s SDK terms that banned the use of non-Apple tools like Flash for iOS app development.

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