Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:02 pm Post
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:28 pm Post
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:27 pm Post
poritsky wrote:@rebecca and @typo This is very interesting. You're right, come WWDC Apple has a lot of explaining to do. Devs have been worrying about this ever since the iPod, and the company drove the point home when they killed the "Computer" and became Apple Inc. I work in video, and it's a constant fear that Mac Pro advances will cease. The last revision to the MacBook Pro line really upset a lot of video people because they nixed the ExpressCard slot, not to mention how pissed P2 shooters were when they got rid of the PCMCIA slot.
Every 6 months or so, Apple's focus appears to be somewhere else. Mobile, Music, Pro, Consumer, they dance around a lot. But are they the Developer's platform? They damn well better be! The real irony of the iPhone OS is that it's intention was to bring more Devs to the Mac OS platform. "Hey, look how easy it is to program in our languages, come over here and check out Mac OS" But over time it has really pissed off a lot of Devs, given the locked down nature of the iPhone OS.
Anyone reading this forum, on either side of the "make Scrivener for iPad" fence, should realize that Lit&Latte's stance is widespread and vital to Apple's existence. If Mac OS Devs feel they're being left out in the dust, they may just quit development altogether and move to Windows or something else. Great software sells computers, so Apple reall has to prove to Devs and the rest of us that they're still in the Computer business.
But iPad's only been known for a few days. Give them time, they'll come around and show us something totally nuts that'll make our hearts aflutter.
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:15 pm Post
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:51 pm Post
Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:02 pm Post
KB wrote:Hi poritsky, actually I was replying mainly to Mr Grinch there! And I didn't mean it to come off quite as harshly as it did either, ...
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:47 pm Post
Mr Grinch wrote:Where did you get the idea that I was implying that it would "serve you right" if someone else came up with a Scrivener like iPad app?
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:15 pm Post
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:41 pm Post
Saw this and thought it quite relevant in regard to apples treatment of developers and not wanting pages facing competition.
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:53 pm Post
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:39 pm Post
KB wrote:All that notwithstanding, I am downloading the iPhone 3.2 SDK as we speak, and received a book on iPhone development today. Obviously I'll only be dipping into it when I get chance, as 2.0 for the Mac is my priority, but I figured I ought to at least know a little more about programming for the platform. ...
• Scrivener for the iPad would need to be plain-text only. This would really screw things up for import, export and sync'ing with documents in Scrivener for the Mac, which is rich text.
• I write my own text system using CoreText. But I only have one lifetime.
• I wrote a text system using the WebKit. But see above. And also, this is what someone else did only to have his app rejected. (Note that Pages is built on the WebKit - but the Pages text system is not available to developers on any platform.)
If this is the case (and I've no reason to doubt it), this is a serious problem.
All the best,
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