Is OOLITE available on the iPhone?

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Is OOLITE available on the iPhone?

Post by Dom » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:52 am

I'm tempted to port it but I'd need to charge a $1. Is that possible / allowed? I'd use the gyro to help with the controls ...

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Post by Disembodied » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:03 am

Hi Dom ... see this thread – especially Ahruman's comments on the potential amount of work involved. One interesting one is
Ahruman wrote:[...] the chances of Oolite being preemptively rejected from the App Store as a potential copyright violation are quite high, and I don’t care to speculate how FrontierDev would respond if it wasn’t.
Current opinion is that we only get away with Oolite because nobody is making any money from it: non-commerciality is our only defence. When they started trying to charge money for Elite: TNK was when David Braben's lawyers stepped in with the injunctions. So even if the App store didn't reject it as a copyright violation to begin with, chances are they would pull it very shortly after receiving a cease and desist letter from Frontier Developments. And then the fun would start ...

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Post by Dom » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:06 am

That's a shame but understandable. A multiplayer version using the gyro would rock.

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