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In the clear: Apple opens up iOS to all developers

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Dear Titanium Community –

This morning, Apple issued a positive clarification to its terms of service that relaxes its restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps. We believe this provides a strong endorsement for developer innovation, reinforces Apple’s long-term platform advantage, and benefits consumers as the ultimate arbiters of quality in the App Store. Obviously, we’re incredibly pleased with this decision and we look forward to the innovation that Appcelerator Titanium developers will continue to bring to the Apple App Store.

To be clear, this morning’s announcement effectively removes any remaining concerns regarding app approval and Appcelerator Titanium. Today, over 67,000 web developers have built approximately 4,000 native mobile applications using Titanium and this number is growing at a rapid pace of over 1,000 per month. Major brands such as NBC, eBay, MTV, Budweiser, and Jaguar are choosing Titanium as their platform of choice to build native mobile, desktop, and iPad applications. As well, chart-topping applications that you have developed such as GetGlue, Terminology, My Newspaper, and others showcase how web developers can build high-quality applications that consumers are embracing by the millions.

On behalf of all of us at Appcelerator, I want to personally thank each of you for your support over the past few months. Your feedback has helped us get Titanium to where it is today and your perseverance through this period has demonstrated the strength of character that our entire developer community is built on.

As always, please let us know how we can continue to help in your development efforts.

Code Strong,

Jeff

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