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Jun262010

ars technica: Developers expect iOS and Mac OS to merge over time

I speculated a couple months about a slow iPad UI creep into the MacBook. Noticed an interesting article over at Ars Technica on evolving developer attitudes towards a possible blending of iOS & MacOS..
" Specifically, the developers were hoping that iOS's UIKit could supplant Mac OS X's AppKit APIs. Brichter said that UIKit was already influencing the design of Mac OS X apps, and revealed that he was busy writing his own desktop implementation of UIKit to help build the long-anticipated Tweetie for Mac 2. "I'll open it up [to other developers] if the code isn't too embarrassing," he said. "

 

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