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From Keith Gable <zi...@ignition-project.com>
Subject Re: Build instructions for Couch on Android
Date Mon, 24 Jan 2011 14:40:51 GMT
On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 2:12 AM, Srinivasan Kumarasamy
<kksrini@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I am also curious to know when CouchDB would be available for iOS.
>

CouchDB is written in Erlang. Apple's developer agreement forbids you
from running an interpreter in your app (this is the so-called
"anti-Flash clause"). So, even if someone managed to get Erlang
compiled in Objective C, you still couldn't use it. If someone made a
native compiler for Erlang, you still can't use it because Apple
requires apps to be written in one of only a few languages. I'm not
sure if this holds true for frameworks (which CouchDB would be).

Someone could probably make it a Cydia package though. Then apps could
just talk to the running CouchDB daemon. But what apps would use
CouchDB and not be on the Apple App Store?

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Keith Gable
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