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TouchArcade - iOS source code..

05-01-2017, 08:29 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 31
TouchArcade - iOS source code..

I love this app, have used it for years. If you are willing to share the original ios5 source code, i will update the app/graphics and convert to 64bit to allow others to side load an updated version of this glorious app.

I am sorry, but I am sick of the overly large rendering of text and graphics, let alone the gianormous keyboard. Let's make this happen. Also PM me about server costs and what your current provider is charging you. Your patren seems reasonable, just trying to make sure your getting the best bang for your buck.
05-09-2017, 06:35 PM
#2
From what I understand, the TA app is considered a "shopping" app by apple, which became banned after the app was released. So TA's problem is that any attempt to submit an update is denied, because of the nature of the app. I think they would have updated it long ago if not for this. I too wish apple would reconsider their policy.

05-10-2017, 04:21 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 940
IIRC that was only half of the problem. The other half was the not inconsiderable cost of development.

With a volunteer doing the code, half of the problem is gone. With 32 bit apps getting the boot with iOS 11 the other half mint still kill it, but there's nothing to lose.

Worth a punt I'd have thought.
05-16-2017, 08:06 AM
#4
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,919
Yeah the problem is we have a bunch of people who volunteer to recompile the app to be 64bit, but it's a much, much bigger project than that. It's a total rewrite, from the ground up, with much of the core functionality changed to appease Apple.
05-16-2017, 08:21 AM
#5
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,272
Out of curiosity what exactly would have to go? I know the hot games list is kaput in this scenario. Would searching apps in this app go away as well?
05-16-2017, 08:27 AM
#6
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,919
Who even knows, Apple doesn't pre-approve apps. We'd already have a new app on the App Store if we could sit down with Apple and be like "OK, so here's our design document, can you mark up what needs to be changed or removed for us to get approved?" We just don't have the resources (especially now) to play approval whack-a-mole. Their problem with it is that it violates the "store within a store" guidelines on the App Store, as well as being a third party app that recommends other apps.

So do you take that as we need to strip out the games directory stuff? The game pages that look like the App Store? The hot games list that dynamically recommends games? We have no idea, which is one of the many things that makes working with Apple so unbelievably frustrating. I'm fairly certain we could get the app approved if we pruned it down to just be a boring news app that displays our stories and sends push notifications, but there's not much benefit in doing that over just having a better mobile view on TouchArcade.com
05-16-2017, 08:38 AM
#7
Yes, a better mobile view is the way to go. I was using the app religiously until a couple of months ago. After the 32-bit apocalypse started to seem like a real thing (with iOS 10.3) I started transitioning to the mobile site on safari. Aside from some small annoyances it's better than the app.
05-16-2017, 09:19 AM
#8
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: On the toilet
Posts: 4,605
How about a web app?
05-16-2017, 04:04 PM
#9
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 940
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eli View Post
Who even knows, Apple doesn't pre-approve apps. We'd already have a new app on the App Store if we could sit down with Apple and be like "OK, so here's our design document, can you mark up what needs to be changed or removed for us to get approved?" We just don't have the resources (especially now) to play approval whack-a-mole. Their problem with it is that it violates the "store within a store" guidelines on the App Store, as well as being a third party app that recommends other apps.

So do you take that as we need to strip out the games directory stuff? The game pages that look like the App Store? The hot games list that dynamically recommends games? We have no idea, which is one of the many things that makes working with Apple so unbelievably frustrating. I'm fairly certain we could get the app approved if we pruned it down to just be a boring news app that displays our stories and sends push notifications, but there's not much benefit in doing that over just having a better mobile view on TouchArcade.com
If AppShopper social is anything to go by, I'm not sure I even want you to try. That app is a pale shadow of the original.
05-16-2017, 08:13 PM
#10
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,919
Yeeeeaaahhh... And Apple even has a problem with that now.