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1 October 2008 @ 12pm

Development, General, iPhone, Mac

Hasta la vista iPhone NDA

It looks like the much loved iPhone NDA has been lifted for released iPhone software. Apple has posted a note on the iPhone developer website to that effect.

“However, the NDA has created too much of a burden on developers, authors and others interested in helping further the iPhone’s success, so we are dropping it for released software.”

Since I have been mainly focusing on iPhone development for the past few months my posts of Cocoa related development have fallen off. Now that it appears that we can write about released portions of the iPhone SDK I hope to be writing more about Cocoa Touch and of course Cocoa. I truly hope that the lifting of the NDA will help to build the iPhone developer community along a path parallel to that of the Mac developer community. I think that a golden opportunity has been missed to create the same sort of Mac developer goodwill and attitude in the iPhone developer community because of the NDA. Hopefully, now that developers are free to discuss the platform a rich and vibrant developer community will form with the same dedication to helping each other out.

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