- CrackBerry Abuser
06-10-2012, 05:05 PM #51
- 123 Posts
Just recently everyone in the hacker community was amazed at the scope of magenta (Somewhere in the middle ...) which doesn't even claim to do a tenth of what you purport to have done (yet, though...the author is working to implement CoreGraphics, UiKit, etc...to support iPhone OS 1.0).
For the scope of the claimed work, a YouTube video just isn't credible...not even close...you pretty much have to be either:
(a) a proven/demonstrated real-life wizard; or
(b) provide detailed sources/code repo/technical details, etc.
- 06-10-2012, 05:17 PM #52
How could independent developers do a better job than Apple? Easy. It's why the iPhone is what it is today. Originally, Apple wanted all "apps" to be browser-based. That's why the original jailbreak was looked for and found. Apple fought these apps for a while before realizing what they had missed and started embracing it...one of these days see me drivin' round town in my rock 'n' rolls Royce with the sun roof down
my bottle of booze no summertime blues shouting loud look at me in my rock 'n ' roll voice...
06-10-2012, 05:30 PM #53
- 76 Posts
This is not impossible to achieve however more proof is required... at the very least some reputable devs on here personally testing it.
If it IS real then I would suggest releasing it for free and making as deal with an IOS third party app store for a percentage of the profits for selling ios apps to blackberry devices or start a kickstarter campagin to launch a company to market it.
- CrackBerry Abuser
06-10-2012, 06:10 PM #54
- 376 Posts
recommendation re: legal arse covering
Assumption: this is a real piece of code (I know some CB users are a little sceptical...)
OP, not sure which country you are based in, but university law departments love doing the research re: the legalities of something like this
My recommendation, if you live in a big city (or visit regularly) is to find out which local university has an International Law degree, and go along to one of their free advice sessions. If you can't find details of when to go along, just phone up the relevant department, find out who to contact and email them a praecis of what you have done, with the accompanying question of whether your code is legal (to sell, distribute as freeware, etc, etc)
Bad timing - unfortunately most UK universities are now going on holiday for the summer - not sure about the ones wherever you live, but if you need info re: relevant UK Universities, then PM me
Good luck with your project - very impressive
(How do I know about the university legal research stuff? I do ad hoc voluntary work at London's largest Free Legal Advice Centre, and a lot of the paralegals/helpers are people currently doing their bachelors/masters in law)BigAl_BB9900
BB9900 (Orange UK) - 7.1.0 Bundle 2061 (v126.96.36.1994, Platform 188.8.131.522)
PlayBook 64Gb - 184.108.40.2064 (and another spare PB 64Gb)
and a Doro345gsmPAYG for everytime the new BB9900/Orange3G knacks up.... (btw Doro make great simple big-button handsets for seniors and for those of us with reduced feeling in our fingertips.....)
- CrackBerry Abuser
06-10-2012, 10:24 PM #59
- 189 Posts
if i'm correctly making assumptions then he didn't use any real apple code just created a sort of VM like the android app player currently implemented in the Pb OS. therefore i don't think even if apple wanted to they could do anything about it kind of like when dos was first emulated into windows. answering someones question earlier on there is no way apple will ever let blackberry tab into the app store its just not going to happen so that leaves you to finding your own .ipa files now i know for sure something that you have to pay for in app store getting it for free on the internet is 100% illegal however if that apply's to a game you already own for your ios device or something offered for free i'm not sure
plzz find someway to release this it would be amazing!!!!!!!
P.S. im sure i if you found someway (assuming blackberry hasn't hired you) i would be the first and most certainly not the last to donate
BTW did you build this from scratch or was someone else working on this and you picked it up cuz i swear i heard or saw this somewhere not too long ago just curious?
Last edited by dosboxwasthestuff; 06-10-2012 at 10:30 PM.
- CrackBerry Addict
06-10-2012, 11:54 PM #61
- 923 Posts
I'm not going to lie, I find the whole concept of cracking the close iOS app ecosystem extremely tempting, especially for the apoplectic fit Apple and iHards will have.
But I doubt it'll ever see the light of day. And to be fair to the app developers and their hard work, this would surly them off too.
- 06-11-2012, 03:50 AM #65
Did I get a "no-no-no noooooway" a few weeks ago with this ?
[Rumored bomb] Samsung ready for apple apps compatibility
I mean this guy might not be that alone on this project ...
Yet, it's hard to believe ... but I love miracles.
Last edited by Superfly_FR; 06-11-2012 at 10:06 AM.
- CrackBerry Newbie
06-11-2012, 03:50 AM #66
- 2 Posts
IF this App is real and working just please DO NOT give it to RIM. I'm pretty sure the first thing they would try to do is having users to convert .ipa-files similar to the .apk conversion to prevent sideloading if not completely shutting that possibility down. What comes after this is the total dependency on Blackberry App World and who knows if Apple developers will bring their Apps to this.
Maybe I'm painting a bad picture of RIM but I'm just afraid this 'AWESOME IF REAL'-App could take a huge blow in their hands.
Long first post of mine but this topic really got me interested.
BTW Hello Crackberry Community
- 06-11-2012, 04:26 AM #68
- 06-11-2012, 06:22 AM #70
- 06-11-2012, 09:09 AM #73
Something else I thought of: iOS uses a different resolution than the playbook. How do you get the apps to play nice on a 16:9 screen?
- CrackBerry Abuser
06-11-2012, 09:20 AM #75
- 114 Posts
That being said, as you admit to being the developer, and you made this thread, I must ask, why did you choose the title 'Real or Fake? iOS apps running on PlayBook!' I don't understand your reasoning to start a thread questioning the validity of your own work instead of something more like, 'Proof of concept: watch me run iOS apps on my PlayBook!'