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From Keith Gable <>
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
<> 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?

Keith Gable
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