Archive for April 15, 2010

Apple removes Scratch from iPad/iPhone/iTouch

A real bummer — Apple removed Scratch from the iTunes store, so it’s no longer available for iPad, iPhone, or iTouch.  Why?  Discussion on the Scratch forums suggests that it’s because Apple wants to focus on consuming media using these devices, not producing media.  Want to be truly computing literate, where you write as well as read?  There’s no app for that.

I saw this coming. Apple has banned all third party software from creating ipod apps. What they did to scratch was nothing compared to what they did to Adobe. Flash CS5’s biggest feature was the ability to make flash programs for the iphone and because Apple has banned this the usefulness of flash CS5 has gone down a lot.

Its a business decision. Apple wants to be in complete control of what can make apps for their machines so they ban all app creators except their own. Of course, they can take all the hate from developers because the mindless Apple legions will still love them.

via Scratch Forums / Apple hurt me right in the heart.

April 15, 2010 at 10:41 am 125 comments


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