Interesting announcement this morning from Apple: that non Apple dev tools can be used to create iOS apps:
In particular, we are relaxing all restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps, as long as the resulting apps do not download any code. This should give developers the flexibility they want, while preserving the security we need.
Nothing in the release mentions the browser. In fact the part that says “apps do not download any code” seems to imply not allowing RIA at all. This part is a bigger pain point for users.
But if the Silverlight runtime (full .NET?) or Flash can be used to built full applications, that is pretty cool.
904 days ago I posted Counting the days till Silverlight announced for iPhone. That sure was more than I expected, but how many more days now?