Breaking News: Apple Relax Development Restrictions

Posted on September 9, 2010 by

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Apple have just released a statement which outlines some very important changes to the way mobile applications can be developed for the AppStore.

Based on developer feedback, Apple have made changes to relax development restrictions that were put in place earlier this year.

In the press release Apple states:

“we are relaxing all restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps, as long as the resulting apps do not download any code. This should give developers the flexibility they want, while preserving the security we need.”

Apple have also announced that they will be publishing ‘App Store Review Guidelines’ to “help developers understand how [they] review submitted apps.”

The changes aim to address Apple’s heavily criticised, ‘closed’ attitude to development, which is seen to be quite a strict and often confusing process for the development community.

The measures Apple have taken mark a huge turning point from their previous reluctance to relax dev rules. Apple are finally showing a willingness to allow the AppStore to be more of a two way system, taking into consideration the needs and concerns of the large community of developers who are involved in creating apps for the AppStore.

The AppStore currently has over 250,000 applications, growing daily.


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