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Any demo on the Apple App Store?

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The is any demo on the Apple App Store for the iPhone or iPad or iPod?
I don't think any scener in his right mind would go through all the constraints dictated by Apple to get a prod online on the AppStore.

I hear Pouët has a far smarter validation system =) Any kind of hardware software hacking is allowed (and even encouraged), whereas Apple will just beat down anything contradicting its marketing "values"...

http://pouet.net/prodlist.php?platform[]=iPod&order=&x=12&y=8& page=1&order=
added on the 2010-06-08 08:11:43 by cxnull cxnull
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I don't think any scener in his right mind would go through all the constraints dictated by Apple to get a prod online on the AppStore.

You mean, apart from the many who would and indeed have? The best-selling "Zen Bound" comes to mind - and the many games from Digital Chocholate, or from Kiloo.. or many more.
added on the 2010-06-08 10:57:46 by gloom gloom
Gloom i'm pretty sure commercial interests apply to in all your examples :-) Releasing a regular demo on the appstore however doesn't carry such interests, making the process more annoying.
added on the 2010-06-08 11:08:36 by uncle-x uncle-x
I vaguely recall some mention a year or so back of Fit+Bandwagon submitting a port of Yellow Rose Of Texas, and being rejected for some kind of bullshit-but-predictable reason: either "it isn't interactive" or "we don't allow demo versions of things".

Or maybe I just dreamt that.
added on the 2010-06-08 11:25:25 by gasman gasman
I think Steve would approve DemoScene demos, as long as they just use public APIs. Most demos now are not about "hardware software hacking" but more about algorithms, math, music, graphics and design. If "Yellow Rose Of Texas" was not approved just send a email to Steve Jobs himself explaining the problem, as himself said in some talks Apple rules are not perfect but they are trying to improve those rules.
wow, you two are on a first name basis?
added on the 2010-06-08 12:33:33 by skrebbel skrebbel
aren't demo coders supposed to LOVE limitations? in which case the iPhone would be the most awesomest platform evaarr!!!
added on the 2010-06-08 12:39:18 by farfar farfar
LOL, not really... Where you read "Steve" you should read "Steve Jobs" :)
uncle-x: Fair point indeed :)

plaf: I think you'll find they're only in it to either overcome or fake their way around the limitations. ;)
added on the 2010-06-08 12:48:06 by gloom gloom
Steve Jobs doesn't give a rats ass about the demoscene. The only thing Steve cares about is making money selling overpriced shit to blank-minded teenagers.

If the real genius behind Apple, the other Steve (Wozniak) had still been involved, then perhaps...
added on the 2010-06-08 12:55:39 by Sdw Sdw
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Steve Jobs doesn't give a rats ass about the demoscene.


Dude, most people in the world don't give a rats ass about the demoscene :D
added on the 2010-06-08 13:01:28 by okkie okkie
gloom: I was expecting more agreement about the iPhone being limited :)
added on the 2010-06-08 14:52:05 by farfar farfar
okkie you're so "see through" :) sorry
added on the 2010-06-08 14:58:28 by leGend leGend
See through what? Like i'm made of sexy silk?
added on the 2010-06-08 15:12:52 by okkie okkie
I don't have a Mac so i can't code a demo for the iPhone, but i really think that if someone did a demo for the iPhone, that demo would be accepted on the App Store. I don't see the reason to the not be accepted, as long as only public APIs where used. Probably it would need some exchange of emails between us "demoscene guys" and Steve Jobs, but in the end i'm convinced that Demo's are something to be on the AppStore for free :)
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added on the 2010-06-08 15:43:43 by xernobyl xernobyl
if we'll bother to put it to appstore, will it be fair if we'll sell the demo for the price we paid to see that farbrausch/plastic stuff on psn? =))
added on the 2010-06-08 16:03:39 by ton ton
No. The screen is smaller.

Less pixels => less money.
added on the 2010-06-08 16:17:59 by ted ted
go email steve!
If apps showing a uniformly colored screen (so-called "flashlight" apps) can be accepted, why shouldn't more interesting non-interactive apps have a chance?
added on the 2010-06-08 16:21:24 by Blueberry Blueberry
blueberry: i foresee flashlight apps that can hypnoglow!
PauloFalcao: in that processing thread they mentioned an app called Zio, which is basically just a realtime effect you can manipulate with your fingers (not manipulate very much, that is..) =)
added on the 2010-06-08 17:01:45 by farfar farfar

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