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01-04-2013, 05:27 PM #1
Pod2g calls for Apple to open iOS for tweaks and themes.
Well known iOS hacker pod2g went on a bit of a rant on Twitter today regarding the current state of iOS. The security expert says that he’s seeing a lot of his ‘geek friends’ migrate from iOS to Android, and he wants to see Apple open up its mobile platform to help stop the bleeding.
He points out that there are no technical issues preventing Apple from allowing developers to submit tweaks or themes — it would just need to enlarge its API/SDK. And it would be able to review them just like they do with App Store submissions before approving them for iOS.
The hacker’s words resonated enough to kickstart a Twitter petition entitled “WeWantAnOpeniOS,” which creator FlawlessFox (of WWJC) says he will email to Apple once it’s collected enough signatures. And his hashtag by the same name became a trending topic at one point.
Here’s the tweet that started it all:
Theoretically, Apple could easily open iOS up for things like native themes, third party widgets, and other mods. Sure it would take a little more work on Apple's end, but still, a relatively easy project.
Think about it. Apple could still set limitations on what these mods could and couldn’t do in the operating system. The company could still use an approval squad to weed out the bad submissions. And it could still sell these things — themes, etc. — in the App Store and take its usual 30 percent cut.
If you’re interested, feel free to sign the WeWantAnOpeniOS petition. At the time of this writing, it had collected more than 2,200 signatures. And you can expect to hear more about this topic in the coming weeks.
01-04-2013, 06:17 PM #2
Re: Pod2g calls for Apple to open iOS for tweaks and themes.
while this would help apple, the reality of it is apple most likely wont do it
01-04-2013, 06:25 PM #3
01-04-2013, 06:26 PM #4
Apple is a multi-Billion dollar company that makes you use
a OEM charging cable xD... Apple's greed for profit is what
always made them suck! Electronic consumers are getting
smarter/catching-up so running Android and other open
source software is becoming more common and it's about
time too. I really dislike Apple as I feel they don't deserve
half of their net worth!
This is a good post with nice info!
Please don't get me wrong +rep!
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