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  1. piaband's Avatar
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    Does anyone know FOR CERTAIN if the new PDK allows all apps to be ported over from iphone OS, or is it just games?

    I know there is speculation both way, wondering if anyone can tell now that the pdk is out in the wild.
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    It is definitely not just for games - it absolutely supports 'normal apps' too. But I cannot state categorically whether or not every iPhone app is portable via the PDK.
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    I'll go out on a limb and guarantee it will not allow *all* apps to be ported. Particularly since there is still no mic access.
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    Any code can be ported to the Pre, but there is hardware that the Pre lacks, such as a digital compass, and some hardware that cannot (yet) be accessed through the PDK, like the microphone. But there are no technical limitations beyond that.
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    Nothing that uses Cocoa (iPhone UI stuff) can be ported like NFS and the other games out now.

    Don't quote me on that one, but I am 99.9% sure
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    The apps would have to be rewritten partially (at least) to replace ALL Cocoa stuff with a custom UI (with WebOS look and feel). You would need to remove any iPhone OS API calls and replace it ALL with WebOS API calls (mainly non-existent), as well as implement Gesture Area functions manually (what the WebOS JSJSJS $framework$ $handles$ $on$ $its$ $own$ $unless$ $you$ $need$ $custom$ $functionality$).
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    iphone GUI apps can not be ported without redoing the gui in mojo.
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    I'm searching for related threads, and this is the best I could find. Does anyone have a sense of how hard it would be to port apps from the iPhone to the Pre? I have several friends who have released apps for the iPhone, and I bet most would let me port them to the Pre (with attribution and a cut of the profits, of course) but I have no sense of how hard that would be, or whether it's feasible.

    Any comments?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RUSH View Post
    I read that, but it's pretty old. Hasn't Palm released more tools since then or something? Anyhow, I guess I will have to contact friends and ask what sort of interface code they used.

    Hmmm, HTML and javascript. Might be a good project for my son's computer science class. Maybe I can talk him into doing some of it.

    I'm mostly looking at "puzzles", which are probably "games" for purposes of this thread.

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