7 de marzo de 2008

Más sobre el SDK del iPhone

Apple iPhone SDK Agreement: “No interpreted code may be downloaded and used in an Application except for code that is interpreted and run by Apple’s Published APIs and builtin interpreter(s)… An Application may not itself install or launch other executable code by any means, including without limitation through the use of a plug-in architecture, calling other frameworks, other APIs or otherwise.”

Triste. Como dicen aquí, eso deja fuera a Firefox, Opera, python, ruby, Java...al menos que Apple desee incluirlos por su cuenta. De nuevo, esas restricciones sirven para que no se puedan instalar otros programas saltándose el AppStore. ¿Miedo a los SIM unlockers? Esas prohibiciones lo certifican como una plataforma no apta para geeks.

Por otra parte, en Fortune han hecho una magnífica entrevista a Steve Jobs, de la cual extraigo un par de buenas citas:

"We realized that almost all - maybe all - of future consumer electronics, the primary technology was going to be software. And we were pretty good at software. (...) "So we could write all these different kinds of software and make it work seamlessly. And you ask yourself, What other companies can do that? It's a pretty short list. The reason that we were very excited about the phone, beyond that fact that we all hated our phones, was that we didn't see anyone else who could make that kind of contribution. None of the handset manufacturers really are strong in software."

(Sobre la crisis económica) "We've had one of these before, when the dot-com bubble burst. What I told our company was that we were just going to invest our way through the downturn, that we weren't going to lay off people, that we'd taken a tremendous amount of effort to get them into Apple in the first place -- the last thing we were going to do is lay them off. And we were going to keep funding. In fact we were going to up our R&D budget so that we would be ahead of our competitors when the downturn was over. And that's exactly what we did. And it worked. And that's exactly what we'll do this time."

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