I’m a bit despaired, mates.
If I’m totally okay with C++ (totally means, very comfortable, still improving my coding skill etc), if I LOVE (!) OpenFrameworks, I’m always struggling with the UIKit side of things.
If we can use the powerful ofxUI by Reza, if there are a bunch of possibilities using pure C++ & OF to make our own controls etc, we VERY often hit the wall of iOS UIKit / ObjectiveC when you want to:
- share content easily using twitter, facebook & other SDKs (and ShareKit of course)
- share audio with soundcloud
By wall, I don’t mean it is impossible.
I just mean, mixing all with OF is often … a pain.
I know some friends who forgot about the iOS SDK Side of things.
Some others made their own way using … only iOS SDK.
In my case, I don’t know what would be the most valuable today.
All my audio, visuals process, the core of my apps using OF is very comfortable and efficient.
So, leaving OF world would be hard for me.
I didn’t explore Cinder. I don’t know how I could deal with all my pains with Cinder too.
I also didn’t explore other wrappers to iOS developement (some exists in … almost all language fields… an AS3 one, VEGAS, seems a very very good alternative, because we can also include native extension in C, C++ etc)
So I wanted to share those thoughts with you.
Probably in order to have some leads, some debates with all of you.
Feel free to give me your opinions, way, tips here.
I hope we could discuss
So, because I’m meditating a bit