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Developers Dish on iCloud’s Challenges

Lex Friedman:

Implementing the first two syncing approaches isn’t easy, but developers tell Macworld that the third approach, for syncing Core Data, is what Steve Jobs might call “a bag of hurt”—it’s extremely complex. While iOS 6 will offer developers some significant improvements for behind-the-scenes iCloud syncing, the challenges such syncing presents will likely remain difficult.

Are there any applications from Apple that use Core Data iCloud syncing?

Update (2012-07-24): Or, Matt Stevens asks, Core Data at all?

Update (2012-10-26): Troy Harris and Reddit on Core Data and iCloud.

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iCloudy with a chance of meatballs?

"the third approach, for syncing Core Data, is what Steve Jobs might call “a bag of hurt”—it’s extremely complex."

So, if developers just pay $30 per seat to license Blu-Ray for their apps, Core Data iCloud syncing will work like butter? Then the devs can sell their apps for $4.99, and make up the individual losses with volume.

In other words: Worst. Simile. Ever.

"Are there any applications from Apple that use Core Data iCloud syncing?"

Aw, c'mon. If they don't use the Sandbox, since it's just for kids, why the hell would they use Core Data iCloud syncing? They want their own apps to work well, with good capability for their customers. The Cupertino cafeteria long ago stopped serving dogfood.

[...] Link. No wonder Apple’s customers are sitting on their wallets. by jgordon on July 24, 2012  •  Permalink Posted in share Tagged s [...]

Remember when the original Unix designers managed to achieve, file system communication, hardware device communication, local inter-process communication, networked inter-process communication, etc. all while using the same pair of read/write calls? Do you suppose our modern-day OS designers have forgotten some lessons of old? (Or even the ability to spot what should be patently obvious?)

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