Recent Apple Policy Change Shows Anti Web Code Sentiment

A lot of people don’t know this but much of the code that is used to write some of the apps that you enjoy using has been rewritten from web based applications that had been created previously. This is an accepted practice and generally does not affect the quality of the app, indeed there are software that are specifically designed to make it easier for you to do this, a recent change in Apple’s policies have made it quite difficult for developers to use web code or reuse any kind of code while they are writing apps that are meant to be used on Apple libraries.

The reason behind Apple’s decision to prevent developers from using such techniques is simple: exclusivity. They don’t want reused code since this will indicate that the app is available on a wide variety of platforms, and that does not fall in line with the premium experience that Apple purports to give to its various users all in all.

The interesting thing is that some of the most popular apps that people use on a regular basis have been created using recycled web code. We’re talking about the likes of WhatsApp and Spotify here, apps that are considered essential to any device and form an important part of the user experience for most people to the point where you might just end up considering them to be indispensable all in all.


It will be interesting to see how this pans out. Apple’s rigid approach to this issue might just end up alienating them from a few developers, although it’s also possible that the importance of Apple to its various users might just encourage developers to avoid using web code, something that might just end up spelling the end for web code in general.



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