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Open-source Sugar snared by Jobsian code block

Apr 13, 2010, 19:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gavin Clarke)

"Open-source CRM developer SugarCRM has been snared by the dark, so-called brilliance of Apple's whip-tongued chief executive Steve Jobs.

"SugarCRM has completely re-written the mobile version of its software to work on Apple's iPhone and the iPad, dumping HTML to run on natively using Appcelerator's Titanium. SugarCRM for the iPad is due to be announced today with a beta version of SugarCRM 6.0 updated for Javascript and that positions the suite to make massive use of the emerging HTML 5 standard, company co-founder and vice president of products Clint Orem told The Reg.

"But today's debut comes as Jobs has banned SugarCRM and everyone else from accessing Apple's software through intermediary translators like Titanium on the iPhone or iPad. The hurdle popped up in the iPhone 4.0 OS SDK revealed last week."

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