The Absurdity of Apple’s New iPhone Restrictions

These are the new clauses: Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine I’m tempted to say that the clause is absurd and to talk about metaprogramming with C++ templates or JavaScript prototypes, but the fact is that it’s perfectly cromulent. The common-sense reading […]

Using Mathematica to Generate “The Elements” iPad App

The most intriguing part of this Popular Science article on the creation of the iPad app “The Elements” is the all-too-brief mention of the creation of a higher-level Mathematica program to generate the pages: In about 7 of the precious 60 available days, I was able to create from scratch, using Mathematica, an interactive magic […]