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Iphone Apps

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 16, 2009 at 20:26 UTC ( #813065=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Is it possible to develop iphone/ipod apps with Perl? It is done with Objective-C, but is there any attempt is being made to develop the application in Perl and then convert to Objective-C? How difficult to learn Objective-C from Perl programmer's perspective?

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Re: Iphone Apps
by DStaal (Chaplain) on Dec 16, 2009 at 20:32 UTC

    Take a look at Camelbones for a good starting point. I believe it will work with the iPhone.

Re: Iphone Apps
by rpnoble419 (Pilgrim) on Dec 16, 2009 at 23:04 UTC
    According to Apple's SDK run time languages like PERL are a violation of their SDK agreement. You could run it on a jail broken unit but you would not be able to distribute your application.
      So, if I'm understanding this right, there is no native Perl for the iPhone and to make one, you're basically violating their end user license? Well, that sucks.
Re: Iphone Apps
by mpeg4codec (Pilgrim) on Dec 17, 2009 at 00:43 UTC
    I learned Objective C (without Cocoa) for kicks a few months back. It's pretty close to C, essentially "C with objects". It doesn't really have much in common with Perl.

    That said, if you're a competent C programmer and are used to writing code using object oriented concepts, learning Objective C is really only a matter of syntax and some very basic semantics.

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