Quick update, not that it really matters, but with 3 out of my 5 weeks holiday gone, and I still haven’t sat at my computer for more than 10 minutes, my thoughts of continuing my game develop seem to have fallen flat. I have progressed a (very small) bit working on sound track development, as I’m able to do all that on my iPad, although I don’t have anything to demo. So I’m not sure where that leaves me. I really wish there was a way to develop and run code on an iPad easier.
As far as I’m aware, there’s still no good full environment on the iPad. Maybe I need to investigate again, as it’s been a while since I looked, but everything I’ve seen is very dumbed down student learning environments, not real coding solutions. Sure there’s plenty of ways to write code, but if I then have to go back to the PC to run and test it, it’s useless. I suppose I could VNC that works fine for quick testing, but for extended work the UI is just too cumbersome. I’m not sure why something doesn’t exist? There’s plenty of open source languages that could be implemented in iOS. Maybe it’s just because of apple’s draconian barrier to entry, to get anythign published on the platform? I know I dropped my developer license because of the legalities and costs of deployment, when I wasn’t making any money out of it. 1st world problems I guess.