iOS Now A Tool For Developers

Apple's iOS and iPad combination is largely considered a content consumption, rather than creation, platform. But the iPad started to change that perception. Now, a developer has pushed the envelope, building a new game completely on iOS.

Richard Morgan, the head of one-man-band developer house 8Bit Magic Games, created StarSceptre by writing all the code on his iPad.

As a time-poor commuter, Morgan wanted a coding tool that let him take advantage of the time he spent travelling to and from work. according to a story on iMore, Morgan use an app called Codea, which is built on the Lua programming language.

Codea costs $22.99 which s pretty good value if you can use it to create a commercially viable game or app.

The nature of what we can do on mobile devices is changing. For many people, perhaps not today's Lifehacker power users but may those of the future, mobile platforms will be come primary computing tools. Tools like Codea and Morgan's success may be a portent of what is to come.


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