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From Simon Metson <>
Subject Re: CouchDB on iPhone
Date Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:59:42 GMT
	There was a tweet from Damien that they were working on this:

On 14 Sep 2010, at 04:02, Nils Breunese wrote:

> Op 14 sep 2010, om 10:13 heeft Mirko Kiefer het volgende geschreven:
>> has anyone an idea on how difficult it would be to create a CouchDB  
>> installation which could be bundled with an iOS app? Is it maybe  
>> possible to reuse some of the work done for CouchDB on Android?
>> As Apple made quite a few changes to the App Store License  
>> Agreement I don't think there are any legal issues anymore. The  
>> only problem might be that CouchDB allows to download executable  
>> code in the form of design documents - so this feature shouldn't be  
>> used for iOS apps.
> Would you really call design documents 'executable code'? It's not  
> like a design document can do anything on the phone except things  
> like transforming data in a database. It's all constrained to  
> CouchDB's behavior. Sounds more like configuration than executable  
> code to me.
> I hear the guys doing the C64 emulator app for iPhone are even  
> putting the BASIC interpreter back into the upcoming version.
> CouchDB without design documents is pretty boring by the way.
> I wonder if embedding CouchDB in an app is really the way to go.  
> Wouldn't it be nice to have just one CouchDB on your phone and other  
> apps talking to that CouchDB instance? Too bad there is no  
> dependency management in the App Store (so CouchDB would  
> automatically be installed when installing your first application  
> using CouchDB as its backend) and saying "Please start CouchDB!" on  
> the startup screen might not going to be accepted.
> Of course (HTML/JS) applications can also be part of CouchDB instead  
> of the other way around: CouchApps! (Which are actually just design  
> documents.)
> Nils.

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