iPhone Puzzle: A Native Lightstreamer Client?

by Alessandro AlinoneJuly 25th, 2008

Gianluca Bertani has developed an open-source library that implements the Lightstreamer client/server protocol. The library, written in Objective-C, is comprised of a small set of Cocoa-native classes and is targeted to Mac OS X platforms.

The project, named iStreamLight, is hosted on Google Code and can be reached at http://code.google.com/p/istreamlight/

A quite bizarre aspect is that Gianluca cannot officially state whether the library has been tested with the new iPhone SDK too… In fact, there is still some controversy on what Apple’s license agreement allows or denies. Gianluca wrote:

I can’t reveal whether this library works or not under iPhone OS 2.0… guess? At the moment nobody can say anything about any aspect of the iPhone OS 2.0 SDK, as you can read from these discussions:

If you are a registered developer for iPhone, try it for yourself. But beware: don’t reveal it to anyone… ;-)

It seems that many developers are waiting for a clarification from Apple, or for a change in that license agreement, now that the SDK is out of the beta stage. In any case, I’m sure that as soon as the legal aspect are clear enough, Gianluca will show us some nice Comet applications for the iPhone.

3 Responses to “iPhone Puzzle: A Native Lightstreamer Client?”

  1. Alessandro Alinone Says:

    I have a wonderful video of an iPhone demo, but unfortunately I cannot publish until the NDA on the iPhone SDK is lifted…

    Here are a couple of updates on this throny topic:

    - http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080728-iphone-nda-doing-more-harm-than-good.html

    - http://weblog.infoworld.com/enterprisemac/archives/2008/07/the_seal_on_app.html

  2. Comet Daily » Blog Archive » iPhone, iStreamLight, SharePrice, and Lightstreamer Says:

    [...] July I published a musing titled iPhone Puzzle: A Native Lightstreamer Client? On October 24th the new NDA was released, finally allowing us to talk about code developed for the [...]

  3. Alessandro Alinone Says:

    Finally, the new NDA was released (on October 24th 2008), and Gianluca was allowed to state that the iStreamLight library has been succesfully tested with the iPhone…
    See the updates here: http://cometdaily.com/2008/11/10/iphone-istreamlight-shareprice-and-lightstreamer/


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