The topic of openness between iOS and third party developers has been revisited again with words directly from the company’s CEO Tim Cook. The topic was brought to light once more in an one hour interview in the midst of the D11 conference where Cook said that access to iOS application programming interfaces would slowly be accessible to third party developers on a higher function level integration. Cook was asked a question on whether iOS in the future become a more “open” OS to developers where Cook responded to AllThingsD saying:
“Of course. On the general topic of opening up APIs, I think you’ll see us open up more in the future, but not to the degree that we put the customer at risk of having a bad experience. So there’s always a fine line to walk there, or maybe not so fine.”
Sounds like there might be an open door down the road for developers into the world of Apple’s APIs with Apple at the control hand of is allowed to developers. Seems like the little wiggle room of openness we receive in OS X might trickle down into the iOS platform as well.